do you feel like the same person from day to day or can you vaugely intuit (or precisely conceive of) a cast of characters with different desires, values, modes of operating, interests, abilities and weaknesses?
This gets into the territory of magic, if we define magic as the influencing of conscious experience by the will.
And of course it'll only be magic until we can understand it enough to do it scientifically.
Yep. I didn't have this stuff in mind as I read Ulysses but in hindsight its a prime example. I'd imagine the Wake sees it through to terminal velocity.Yeah, and that is pretty far removed from where my momentum is moving - so you're right, it would just take a more concerted effort to get there. Ideally, I think one should be able to enter that state of immediate, unbound-by-agenda experience at a moments notice, rather than it requiring a...www.dissensus.com
Yeah and science has a difficult time accounting for emergent phenomena, at least the kind of science I know and love, i.e. identifying/arbitrating some basic building blocks and scaling up from there. Emergence by definition confounds this epistemology.Consciousness is emergent, so it flows and flexes in time, which is also emergent
It can’t be static
Values? That’s a different conversation
sort of. i think the Wake suggests a kind of structural underlying pattern that results in producing iterations of the same figures, personalities, eventsYep. I didn't have this stuff in mind as I read Ulysses but in hindsight its a prime example. I'd imagine the Wake sees it through to terminal velocity.
im trying to get past this and into the conceptualisation of a positive and identifiable cast of charactersDo I feel like the same person day to day? I can tell you that when I consider my thoughts and actions from long enough ago, it often/usually feels like I am speculating as to the contents of an alien mind, i.e. another person.