Re: Macguffin

From: Bill Spight (
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    Dear Joe,

    > > > Neither is the word "giraffe" really a tall, long-necked,
    > > > four-legged, leaf-eating african denizen, but the word stands for,
    > > > that is, symbolically represents, its referent, as does the personal
    > > > pronoun.
    > >
    > > And what, pray tell, is the referent for that "I"?
    > >
    > For you, it is that dynamically recursive conscious self-awareness,
    > that emerged from your material substrate brain as you developed
    > from infancy, which asked that question. For me, it is the one that
    > answered it.

    But that "I", for me, depends on my brain, and could not have been a
    giraffe. That's the illusion I was referring to.



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