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The ego tunnel.

Author: Thomas Metzinger
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
Philosopher and scientist Thomas Metzinger argues that neuroscience's picture of the "self" as an emergent phenomenon of our biology and the attendant fact that the "self" can be manipulated--and even controlled--raises novel and serious ethical questions. If, as Metzinger argues, our conception of the self is a sort of tunnel-vision-like experience of the world, with little left in and much left out, can there be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Metzinger, Thomas.
Ego Tunnel : The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Metzinger
ISBN: 9780786744428 0786744421
OCLC Number: 1002068084
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part 1 --
Part 2 --
Part 3 --
Notes --
Index.

Abstract:

Philosopher and scientist Thomas Metzinger argues that neuroscience's picture of the "self" as an emergent phenomenon of our biology and the attendant fact that the "self" can be manipulated--and even controlled--raises novel and serious ethical questions. If, as Metzinger argues, our conception of the self is a sort of tunnel-vision-like experience of the world, with little left in and much left out, can there be better or worse states of consciousness? And if so, what should we do to try to achieve them? Here, Metzinger outlines his vision of a moral philosophy of the min.

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