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The ego trick

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: London : Granta, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to yourself as others are to you? With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Baggini
ISBN: 9781847081926 1847081924
OCLC Number: 730299014
Awards: Short-listed for Transmission Prize for the Communication of Ideas 2013
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE PEARL DIVING --
1. Bodies of thought --
2. Identity on the brain --
3. Memory makers --
4. Soul searching --
pt. TWO CONSTRUCTIONS --
5. Multiplication --
6. social self --
7. Ego Trick --
8. Just an illusion? --
9. Reconstructing character --
pt. THREE OUR FUTURE SELVES --
10. Life after death --
11. future of the self --
12. Living without a soul.
Responsibility: Julian Baggini.

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'Baggini is exceptional within this popular genre for his clarity of mind' - "Guardian" Baggini mashes up philosophy with psychology, Buddhism, neuroscience ... considers the role of memory, Read more...

 
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