Re: The Missing Self

Gary F. Blanchard (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 14:27:06 -0700

Dear all-

This discussion about 'the self' has triggered me to put in my two
for what it's worth.

I offer the proposition that there is no 'self.' It's just a
distinction we distinguish, in language, to indicate something about the
unity, essence or totality of our living physical presence.

And, although I'm not sure about this, it appears to be a distinction we
employ only with respect to us humans, not any other creatures.

What do you think? Does that forward the discussion at all?

Best, Gary