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Loki
25th August 2003, 03:47 PM
Ian,

Over in the Paranormal section we sidetracked a thread with yet another round of discussions on the "Self" using the "TV" analogy. It frustrates me no end that we keep going past each other on this. So, I thought I'd try to pin down where our differences lie. To start, you offered this :


1. state of brain
2. state of mind
3. essential self

is roughly analogical to

1. state of internal components of TV set
2. picture quality
3. storyline of programme
I think I've figured out where we are failing to communicate, but to be sure I need to know where you place "personality, emotions, memories" in these two models? I assume you think of these things as being the #2 "state of mind"? Which means these things equate to the "picture quality"? Is that correct?

Yahweh
25th August 2003, 04:52 PM
Are "TV" and "Self" analogous?

Just a note: Analogies dont translate into evidence or "truth", they are used as clarification.

Loki
25th August 2003, 07:13 PM
Yahweh,

Just a note: Analogies dont translate into evidence or "truth", they are used as clarification.
Understood, and what's being discussed here is the question "is the TV a good analogy for the 'self'". Ian says yes. I say no. Pending Ian's reply to this thread, perhaps I'll change to 'yes'!

CFLarsen
25th August 2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Yahweh
Are "TV" and "Self" analogous?

In the US, yes. :D