What I refer to as myself ("Artistic" / Other-defining…
What I refer to as myself
"Artistic" / Other-defining philosophies
Art exists as its own living creature- once it is published/released, it is no longer the property of the artist, but the property of the public.
Art as a public good/service
Artistic world as an ecology. Symbiosis between artists and the audience is necessary for art to be successful at all.
Guided Meditation practices
Musica humana: the music that is created by human existence. It is not purposeful, it simply exists as humans exist
Both of these artists believed that the self is defined by what happens around it. Our essential properties, therefore, are what happens to us by others, and what we do that impacts others. With that, it seems that the self cannot exist without others.
Pythagoras: developed theories that bound the spiritual universe to music. (Also the tattoo that I have on my wrist)
"Spiritual" / Self-defining philosophies
What is the self?
I exist because of other beings, therefore I am indebted to those beings
Everything can be broken down into more parts, and it would be irresponsible to forget / abandon those parts
Self / Nonself dualism is not relevant
Holobionts; symbiosis as a rule, not an exception
Observation changes the outcome
Quantum mechanics as a social mechanism. Observation of people changes how they act
What makes the self important?
Any purely internal feeling is an accidental property if it is not shared with anyone. It cannot affect anyone else, and has no lasting impact.
I don't think that any human is fungible. We each serve specific, if minuscule, roles in our existence as a human race, roles that cannot be replace by anyone else.
My essential properties are the actions that I have taken that affect other people. Their lives have been altered by something that I do, and would not have been altered if I were not there to do said action.