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In Search of the Elusive "I"

In Search of the Elusive "I"

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Published by Robert Hamady
What is consciousness? Is the “self” in control? And is the “self” even real? In this article, the author grapples with these questions after witnessing his father struggle with a brain tumor.
What is consciousness? Is the “self” in control? And is the “self” even real? In this article, the author grapples with these questions after witnessing his father struggle with a brain tumor.

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Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Robert Hamady on Mar 19, 2013
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odysseusmith added this note
Wonderful thinking by a great writer. Biology? Physics? Cells? Neurons firing? A ghost in the machine? I don't know. Bob Hamady makes a good case for a machine without a ghost. But there was something about that great ape leaving the warmth of the cave that inclined him toward Mozart, landing on the moon, and the Sunday NYT crossword. I am betting on the ghost (aka "life force" aka "organizing pri
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In Search of the Elusive I” is a rigorously scientific, yet engagingly personal, attempt to get to the root of existence as known in human form. An impressive review of scientific evidence leads to the conclusion that there is no director, only awareness of the directing. Mr. Hamady finds that the self is both a feature of biology and consciousness, without an inherent causal agent. From there
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