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Old 05-16-2019, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by eburacum45 View Post
Like your infinite regress.

One theory (quite an old one now) is the idea that the regression of subjectivity is a 'strange loop'; you only need to have a self-referential loop which can examine itself.

Hofstadter came up with this idea in 2007 or thereabouts.

Perhaps it is only possible to create these self-referential loops inside a biological brain, or maybe only inside a human brain; but I do not see any reason to believe that, and I am surprised that you do.
Well, I've given the reason above. If you find fault with it, feel free to point it out.