To begin the analysis of the self, one first has to define what is the self, and it's relationship to the "me"? In the section Discovering The Nature of Our Human Self The Biblical Judaic Christian view of man is introduced as expressed in the King James Version of the Bible. This view of the self is a dualistic view that is caught between the divine and the material worlds (King James 40). The book introduces three chapters from the Judaic Christian view that frames what has commonly become the...
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...ing come to the logic conclusion of my idea of the self. It is also ironic that I would seek "physical" proof of my belief of the self because it is paradoxical. There is no physical reality, so physical proof occurring of my belief in the self would go against my belief of the self entirely. Exactly, that is what is a difficult aspect of my discovering of the self. Another difficult aspect is the problem of returning to the cave after having seen the light. Once the self is discovered, it feels as if everyone else's reality is Childs play, and I want to instill the idea of self into them, but they are too blinded to be able to accept it. Although these are obstacles in my discovery of the self, everyone should be willing to attempt to discover him or herself because the self is a miraculous gift, and discovering it frees us from our life as the character Sisyphus.
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