It’s real. The only good “self is an illusion” can have is for a huckster to try to reshape the self, to sell books or seminars and such.

It’s real. The only good “self is an illusion” can have is for a huckster to try to reshape the self, to sell books or seminars and such.

It all depends what you put at the base.If you have words-as-base, you’ll end up with illusion.
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As math is an abstraction to start with, you’ll end up with abstraction. Illusion.
  Sam Harris is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_mysterianism which is why I bring it up.
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 Look at the names. You’ll find some of your favs in there. You’ll have to break away from some of that to get where you want to go.
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  I broke away when I discovered Embodied Cognition and its variants.I still respect the others but they’re missing that crucial link.
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 psychologically, I test as “thin-walled”, that is, my boundary of self is thin. It takes continual conscious effort to stay ‘intact’ as self and I don’t like what I become when I lose it.Probably why Incredible Hulk (TV show) was my thing as a kid.
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 Losing your “self” to a situation is a loss of feedback loop and as much as I say “go with the flow”, really that can be bad in certain situations.
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 Safety
 You “act” – “In the world”.
The disassociation is the illusion.
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Missing a feedback input.
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 It’s why I do 2nd order logic. Gives that 3rd person view missing from set.
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 Safety is the reason for a goal of integration / identity.
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 I don’t think a Boltzmann brain is possible. It wouldn’t function.
I think intelligence itself is what comes out of the loops. Communication. Communicating via chemicals as a plant or neurons within a blob of fatty stuff all qualifies.
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hysteresis loops.
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 Can’t have a static system.
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 It’s not a system if it’s not ‘systeming’ :
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 Our language is a barrier in this. Many actions are nominalized, not just in English and in technical languages such as what are used in the sciences and mathematics but in many natural languages of the world.

It is this which leads to erroneous thinking.

Favorite example?
What is love?

It’s a bad question. It’s not an “is” kind of thing but an acting.

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