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'Self' Development

 
 
saw038
 
Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2016 04:36 pm
"If there is no other, there will be no I.
If there is no I, there will be none to make distinctions. "
-Chuang-tsu, 4th Cent., B.C.

Is our notion that we exist as a self, somehow separate from the world, what creates the idea of an outside world?

It is true, in development psychology, that somewhere around the age of 1 to 1 and half years, the infant learns to distinguish itself from its environment. I find this fascinating; the pure notion that we have to learn how to distinguish what is part of ourselves and what is 'not me'.

What are your thoughts about this idea and how this idea could possibly underpin many of philsophy's deepest questions?

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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 20 Sep, 2016 02:16 am
@saw038,
I am an outsider to my inside world everytime I think of it.

...and yes my selfs feed of each other to develop a "governement" in motion on which the "I" emerges ever changing bound by the very cohesive ordering on how it transforms.

...the real others are extensions of my ordering which "I" do not own...
Awareness is a dead thing which one rides on rails...

..still I love it.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Sep, 2016 12:49 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
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Awareness is a dead thing which one rides on rails.....still I love it.
Again Fil, made my day
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