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Old 05-14-2019, 11:32 AM
begbert2 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Idaho
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The self is provable by observation. As in, even if you are deceived up the yin-yang, you still are observing reality from a perspective. Cogito ergo sum, yo - the one thing you can always be certain of, that even the most hardline skeptic can't honestly deny, is that one's self exists in one form or another - and that it is individually conscious.

Anybody who denies that the self exists is thus disproven before they even get out of the gate.

So yeah, you exist. Period.

(...Okay, so technically I can only be certain I exist, but that's still enough to disprove any mythos where selves don't exist.)