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This is a real condition we are in.

Just as when we see an optical illusion we 'really see' whatever we see. Eg in the example Quine gave earlier, we really see dots. Yet the dots don't exist anywhere in front of our eyes. Whatever is 'real' is real in our subjective experience only.

If science cannot answer the questions it poses

With the optical illusion science shows exactly why the brain experiences it as real. So why not for the sense of self also?

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:50:00 UTC | #454160