Re: Macguffin

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    Dear Joe,

    > > > But illusions of self do arise with thoughts such as "I might have
    > > > been a giraffe." The "I" in that sentence is just a pronoun, not a
    > > > self. ;-)
    > > >
    > That's right, but the word "I" does have a referent, that is, it stands
    > for something other than itself, which is what words do, and guess
    > what that referent is? (Clue: "I" is the self-referential pronoun).
    > >

    That's from me, not Ted. :-)

    I stated it clumsily, I guess, but what I meant was that the "I" in that
    sentence only appears to have a referent, it does not actually have one.



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