Mary Midgley/ Jonathan Rée/ Raymond Tallis
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What is the self? Should we turn to philosophy, psychology, or neuroscience in order to better understand it? Does the self even exist? We discuss claims that the self is an illusion, exposing the philosophical problems that such claims conceal. Returning us instead to the experience of selfhood, we explore alternatives both to reductive scientific accounts and to traditional philosophical concepts of the self.
Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 28 February 2014 at the LSE