Readers will note that the mother of all thread drift has taken place on a previous entry, “Hilarious MSM.” Within the commentary, an interesting discussion has formed on the philosophy of mind.
For those who want to continue the conversation, or participate in it, I’ve set up this open thread. What is the self? Is “identity” meaningful? Are the “objective” and the “subjective” collapsible? Is consciousness reducible to neurochemical processes?
Have at it. For those who want to catch up, here’s where the original thread diverged.