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On the self being a relative or absolute entity?

The self appears to itself (and to other selves) as an absolute entity. Each of us believes that we are the 'same' person we were many years ago; we believe that the people we know are the 'same' ...
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"i think therefore i am", revist, does criticisms really hold?

"i think therefore i am", revist, does criticisms really hold? I do not understand the word "revist". With that in mind, here's my answer. Fisher's comment is indeed a puzzler. ...
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"i think therefore i am", revist, does criticisms really hold?

What he is saying is that Descartes wants to establish the indubitable truth that there is a particular res cogitans, ie. a specific thinking substance, that is me. Fisher points out that given the ...
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On the self being a relative or absolute entity?

lf the word 'entity' means -- 'a thing with distinct and independent existence', the self is not such a thing. In the case of the self, there is no need to use terms like distinct, dependent, ...
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"Maslow, and Freud and _____X____ ?". I would like help filling in the blank. Understanding the composition of one's self

Freud/psychoanalysis is hardly serious science by today's standard. Criticisms of Freud's Ego, Superego, Id From chatGPT: Lack of Empirical Evidence One common criticism is that Freud's theory lacks ...
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How can you think clearly and find what you really want?

I would say the same as Joseph Weissman's comment: Philosophy-study + Sitting-meditation Except that it is important to understand that the two are one! Think of a beginning physics student asking ...
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How can you think clearly and find what you really want?

How can I actually find the things that make me happy and identify those that are byproduct of my social life, which I do not really want? Many toddlers and puppies express a quality that I regard as ...
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How can you think clearly and find what you really want?

There is so much old wisdom on this topic. If you would desire to learn about going beyond desire. . . How does desire differ from will? Will can will without deliberate thought. Without thought ...
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