This note is addressed to all materialists, especially Prof. Dennett. Getting
from "me" to "I"'
Self-reference could be a subject/predicate relation. But that doesn't say
there are two possible perspectives:
1) "He is a man." Here you are referencing yourself in the 3rd person or
objective persepective. Bruno Marchall calls this "3p" .
2) "I am a man." This is 1st person. Marshall calls this "1p." 1p is the
subjective form of self-reference.
Do you see the difference ? Materialism and computer language only gives us the
objective (descriptive) or 3p format
because it does not contain a subjective element.
Leibniz gets around this problem by including a subjective element, which is
that which perceives the world through the top monad. This subjectrive
element is universal and isa what Plato called the One or Oversoul.
To include such a subjective element, you need to have a point in the
brain which is something like a king, that does all of the perceiving and
governing. He is not a simple homunculus, he makes sense of what the
visual signals in the optical nerves provides us with.
Am I making any sense to you materialists? Can you see the difference between
the "I" perspectiove (what i say above) and the "me" of conventional
materialistic theory ?
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