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Not sensa- cannot exist apart belongs. no independent existence. ^ 1 This step might not be accepted by any one who denied the universal vaHdity of caiisaHty. A thinker, HUMAN IMMORTALITY Now it cannot be said to be obviously impos- that sible should all my own am But lie nature. It might be my cer- is within that part of I am conscious, for my sensa- Leibniz has said, as sensations arise out of the my own unconscious nature, and a self has once come into existence independent of outside influences in sensations as a clock, when once wound is up, when it all depths of its do not nature of which said, that it my own sensations my not conscious of producing tions.
Of a self, a body is essential to the action the self would be in a state of If suspended animation its possession of we might almost existence. But what happens, as its in the interval two bodies — call this far between a state which one of temporary nonis nothing more than as we can observe, in every case of dreamless sleep. During such a sleep the self, so far as we know, is un- HUMAN IMMORTALITY 58 conscious —as unconscious as could be it without a body. Yet this does not prevent its being the same man who went asleep and who woke up again.
Limit ourselves to sensa- qualities are predicated of matter, sensations not And, under certain con- the feeling of pain. bling the mental sensations (I shall I if example, ditions, quite as definite, me 37 causes. me from moment secondary remains it is like the These sensations to moment. If look at a thing under one set of conditions, and shade, I get one sensation of colour from it if I change the conditions next minute I get quite a different sensation. as to light ; HUMAN IMMORTALITY 38 And two men if look at it simultaneously conditions of light and under the different shade they will have, simultaneously, the different sensations Now successively.