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The Nature of the Self: How We Know Who We Are

The Nature of the Self: How We Know Who We Are

Mar 13, 2014-- Our emotions, beliefs, and ideals are constantly changing, and most cells in our bodies are completely renewed every seven years. How, then, do we know who "we" are? Over the past ten years, the emerging field of experimental philosophy has examined this paradox, along with its many related questions about morality, happiness, love, and how to live. In this fascinating video, Yale University professor and experimental philosopher Joshua Knobe "takes us through some mind-bending, soul-deconstructing thought experiments that push our notions of the self to the limit and past it, into a new understanding of our basic existential anchor." (24296 reads)

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