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When you put time into the equation, you are moving away from Plato, and toward Aristotle and ultimately to Hegel, and to a certain branch off of Hegel, to Marx; though Hegel really is the more modern foundational source. It can all be done with Hegel. A short note: for the most part in the last century, a Catholic thinker, theologian, philosopher, etc. ...


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Coming up with a non-transcendent, naturalistic explanation that no longer needs the transcendent miraculous explanation does not mean that the non-transcendent explanation is correct. All it represents is a change of faith. The miraculous explanation requires dependency on God. The naturalistic explanation tempts us to think we can get by on our own. One ...


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Until we see teleportation actually occur - and not just a matter of a few atoms where, notably, it is not matter being transported, but information - then this this kind of question is purely speculative and a tower of one speculation built upon another. There are plenty of philosophical questions around the locus of technology, society and people which ...


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I would recommend: Selves & Not-self: The Buddhist Teaching on Anatta, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu There are many philosophies on self. In Buddhism there is a concept called not self. This book covers this aspect.


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"He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds." — (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Strange_Loop) I recommend I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Strange_Loop) (http://tal....


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There is a good book on SELF by Nisargatta Maharaj I am that Ashtavakra geetha, Mundakopanishad, Yoga vasshishta are some other good books that are worth reading.


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May I suggest 'The Essentials of Zen Buddhism' by D.T. Suzuki, or any number in the series that Suzuki's written about Zen? In my opinion Zen is about the pinnacle of both Western and Eastern thought in this area, and I can tell you that Suzuki has a way with words on the subject. It's not as much about the self explicitly, but rather the lack of one and ...


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I think it's fascinating from both recent Western accounts and older Eastern philosophical investigations which are still as relevant as ever. Sometimes the two are intertwined, depending on the tradition. In terms of a Western approach, Susan Blackmore has a really good introductory book called Consciousness: An Introduction. I like Dennett's Consciousness ...


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The issues hangs on what we mean by 'empirical'. You say, Given that no empirical evidence will truly disprove either side, it is a matter of probability. Here you are assuming that 'empirical' means 'sensory'. This accords with most dictionary definitions and is not a problem. But consciousness is not an empirical phenomenon and yet we know we are ...


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Recent books from a Western philosophy perspective on the topic include JJ Valberg's Dream, Death, and the Self and Caspar Hare's On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects.


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You will get a summary from this: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/who_am_I.pdf And this book deals its details: https://www.amazon.in/Nan-Yar-Who-am-I-ebook/dp/B01LY32M1J?tag=googinhydr18418-21&tag=kindlecontentin24-21&ascsubtag=_k_EAIaIQobChMIleGL0Zat4wIVizgrCh03KgIgEAYYBCABEgKRmfD_BwE_k_ Answer to a possible doubt: ...


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Blackburn's book is very readable but as a stereotypical 'Western' thinker he has little to say other than to describe the state of academic philosophy. The entire literature of the Perennial philosophy or 'Wisdom' literature is about the self, and there are so many good books you won't be able to miss them. One book that comes to mind is Sri Ramana ...


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I don't think so considering that consciousness cannot be an illusion, therefore definitely not simulatable. The simulation hypothesis is just a fairytale created by bad philosophy. It's a product of an awful understanding of consciousness. So no, we will never plug our brains to a virtual heaven, but does that mean that something similar to the matrix is ...


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