Re: Macguffin

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    Dear Joe,

    > > But that "I", for me, depends on my brain, and could not have been a
    > > giraffe. That's the illusion I was referring to.
    > >
    > The fact that the self depends upon its material substrate brain for
    > its existence is a point in favor of the existence of the self, not an
    > argument against it.
    > But your existence is not an illusion

    I am not arguing that the self or personal existence is an illusion.

    The illusion is the belief that the self has an existence that is
    independent of one's physical existence, and thus could have been a
    giraffe, or a rock, or anything else.



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