On 17-Mar-01, James Higgo wrote:
> Bravo, George. This is a derivation of Liebnitz's point.
> How many more ingenious 'solutions' will there be to the paradoxes
> that belief in a 'first person' leads to? Quite a few I imagine, as
> nobody can countenance for a split-second that they don't exist as a
> 'person'. They absolutely insist on assuming a whole world of
> remembered experience of which they have no direct knowledge. It seems
> we are hard-wired not to hear the question, not to allow ourselves to
> doubt our souls for a moment.

Of course we are hard-wired to perceive the passage of time,
three-dimensional space, and the pleasure of sex.  Physics and Darwin
provide explanations of this.  What's your explanation?...oh, never
mind, I know..."It just is."

Brent Meeker

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