The ancient Egyptians were the first to identify
'mirror' with first-person experience, some 5000
The word "ankh" means both 'life' and 'mirror'
since full living-reality was what visually
appears represented on the surface of 'mirrors'.
Whether there was 'self-experience' there or not
was another issue; it was sufficient to observe
tht identical 'observable phenomena' were there
in both 'places'.
Colin Hales wrote:
> Dear Everythingers,
> This is a query placed as a result of failing to succeed to find answers
> when googling my way around the place for a very long time (2 years). I am
> about to conclude that a) no such discourse exists or b) that it is
> disguised in a form of physics/math that my searching has not uncovered.
> I know it is off-topic but I thought I'd run it by you folk as the most
> eclectic agglomerators of knowledge in the multiverse. Off-list replies
> welcome - keep the noise down and all that.
> Q. What branch of science has ascertained the role and status of the image
> in a first person perspective of a mirror? .ie. 'be' the mirror.
> The answer 'there ain't one as far as I know' is as acceptable as anything.
> I just need to know what's out there. If there's nothing there then I take
> it I'm in that breezy lonely spot past the front lines of epistemology and
> trundle on assuming (a) above.
> Thanks in advance.
> Colin Hales