SAND18 US - Inventing a Self

By Chris Fields

Approaching the problem from the perspectives of cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary biology, Chris Fields considers how the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings. He observes that the history of Western philosophy is largely about whether or not to trust our intuition, and suggests that the conflicts that arise between our intuition and the counter-intuitive findings of science is not a problem but an opportunity - to enjoy the contradictions.

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