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Entropic
Entropic Sep 11
If we grant the premise that consciousness is non-dualistic, and also accept consciousness is an emergent property of the various parts of the brain, then what are the implications for individuality?

Nature vs nurture is a false dichotomy as both are required for traits to be defined.  A person's interactions with their environments are inseparable from their traits, or what's perceived to be their identity.

So, if there is no ghost piloting the body, and identity is the product of interactions with environment, how can individuality be properly defined?
XiaoGui17
XiaoGui17 Oct 3

Quote from Entropic If we grant the premise that consciousness is non-dualistic, and also accept consciousness is an emergent property of the various parts of the brain, then what are the implications for individuality?

Nature vs nurture is a false dichotomy as both are required for traits to be defined.  A person's interactions with their environments are inseparable from their traits, or what's perceived to be their identity.

So, if there is no ghost piloting the body, and identity is the product of interactions with environment, how can individuality be properly defined?

Individuality is what happens when we conceptually cordon off one set of determined phenomena and marvel in how unique its particular set of pool-ball atoms are from all other conceptually cordoned off sets of determined phenomena.


Is it autonomous? It doesn't have to be in order to be unique.


Are the factors that make it unique superficial and inconsequential vanity? That's subjective.

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