This is an interview I did with the British philosopher Julian Baggini, about his new book, The Ego Trick, which looks at the ‘bundle theory’ of the. How “you” are you, really? Character is something we tend to think of as a static, enduring quality, and yet we glorify stories of personal. Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is.

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By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Service. Open Preview See a Problem? May 15, Jeremy rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jan 03, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 04, Suzie Burrell rated it it was amazing. Where was he hiding all these years anyway, I wonder. How the Social Brain Creates Identity. Interview of author about the book: Who is it for?

Eog a wonderfully easy read and comprehension of the complex subject of being human. The present is what we are, and that is what counts. Where was he hiding all these years anyway, I wonder. But in the end it explained the Am I the same person I was yesterday?

Aug 19, Ben Payne rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book very much.


I enjoyed this book very much. This all leads me to consider a real focus on becoming more mindful. Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library.

You Are What You Speak: I liked this book a lot.

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One person found this helpful. When I was 30? Baggini is a philosopher who wrote his PhD on personal identity and has written this related book. It’s a great discussion on what makes the “self” and whether there is an intrinsic “me”. Wondering if I could possibly be the only person thinking this much on the concept of self in modern society, I saw this book and thought it looked interesting and on the topic that was filling my mind. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Ego Trick: In Search Of The Self by Julian Baggini

The self exists, but it is just not what we sometimes describe it as. I find the word self which is considered as synonym to ego leads to major confusion.

I have had to re-adjust my bagginii as to who or what I am. Sign up to your secret to success: Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. Discover by category See recently added titles See popular titles.

Baggini’s quest takes us into the history of philosophy, Wondering if I could possibly be the only person thinking this much on the concept of self in modern society, I saw this book and thought it looked int As I entered my 40s I started thinking seriously about whether I’d figured out yet just who I am and what I really want to do “when I grow up”.


There is no such thing as a soul.

Granta Books September 7, Language: This is an empiric approach to who we are. Unless yours already is a Zen mind, perhaps. Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more.

The Ego Trick: In Search Of The Self

Granta Books 3 de fevereiro de Vendido por: And the parts that deal directly with this are fascinating reading. Write a customer review. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. If one sees through the jhlian, one could ideally shape exactly how their self is, like a sculptor with marble.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The ideas outlined in the book lend themselves to determinism and not free-will.

Baggini talks to baggin, priests and lamas to see whether understanding the concept of the soul can help him understand the self. Later in the book, the author off The centre piece of this book is that the illusion of a singular consciousness within the human mind is caused by a bundle of different elements projected together, a bit like white light being composed of many different colours. The self is not an illusion.