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Everything I ahve been taught is about analysing observables, and unfortunately
minds aren't in that category.
.....if so what is this "you" that's so positive? Not only do we observe mentality
.....but mentality is what does the observing.
I don't know what this "me" is. I have some gut feelings, but nothing approaching
a scientific idea. I know what "others" are (oh God, this is startingto sound
like Sartre, isn't it?), in the sense of corporeal bodies, but I'm no more
certain about the reality of other minds than I am about my own.
I agree that all my observations (scientific or otherwise) present themselves
to me as qualia - all the figures on the screen, all the graphics etc, all are
products of my brain in some way, but it's easier if we stick to observing stuff
that we at least know has some tangible reality.
minds observing minds - very difficult
minds observing mindless objects - a bit easier
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