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Unformatted text preview: William James on the Self Self as I (knower) v. Self as me (known)-genes, talents, skills, etc. Plurality of Knowers: we know things through a variety of senses which can operate independently Intermittence of Knowing: consciousness disappears in deep sleep The Self as Colony Lots of cells and cell types that work together to create the self 10-20x as many bacteria as human cells within the body Gene’s Eye View Evolution acts upon GENES NOT HUMANS EVERY SIGHT, TOUCH, SMELL, ETC. IS FROM YOUR BRAINS PERCEPTION YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF THE REAL EXTERNAL WORLD, ONLY YOUR MIND’S PERCEPTION OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD THE PHYSICAL WORLD EXISTS INDEPENDENTLY OF OUR SUBJECTIVE AWARENESS...
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- Spring '11
- Consciousness, Self Discrepancy Theory, V. Physical Processes