Hello, everyone. In recent years I've had some correspondence on subjective being and its limits. Correspondence has integrated topics in cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, religion, and, generally speaking, metaphysics. This sub-forum seems the most kindred: and so this post.
A brief introduction:
Subjectivity is in a sense our "limit", within which we are. Subjectivity is of course a challenging, multi-faceted topic. Moreover the limits of subjectivity itself - e.g., the transitions into and out of subjectivity - can be even more challenging because these limits undercut the subject-object distinction, posing problems for analysis and expression. Often only fragmentary statements are possible, and in my experience mistakes and misunderstandings arise easily here.
A few like-minded correspondents, and other writers, have published their reasoning for "metaphysical" inferences around the hard-to-express limits. I have also published, in essay form: "Metaphysics by Default," which I won't link in this post because this discussion should be broader than any one particular view. Instead, I would invite participants to survey the various papers and see if anything sparks a thought. If some new discussion emerges I may invite others to join.
The various papers:
William C. Spaulding (1982) The Creation of I's
Thomas W. Clark (1994) Death, Nothingness, and Subjectivity
David Darling (1996) Zen Physics (Chapter 8: 'You Again')
Mark F. Sharlow (2009) Why Science Cannot Disprove the Afterlife.
Finally, taking a guess at the interests of other forum members, I'll recommend the essay's dedication, Chapter 19. The dedication attempts to convey the spirit that animates the essay, and much correspondence.
The dedication asks, essentially:
"What's wrong with Athena myth?"