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A tour de force from a master,
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This review is from: The EGO Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self (Hardcover)
This is an excellent and penetrating analysis of the self in the light of the latest scientific findings. Not only that, it carries a philosophical resonance that bears comparison with Kant's classic Critique of Pure Reason. Thomas Metzinger wrote a big, heavy book a few years ago called Being No One, which I read dutifully. The ideas were brilliant but the exposition was hard work. I am delighted to find he has enlisted the stylistic help of a couple of English-speaking assistants to make this book a pleasure to read. I have known Thomas since 1997 and met him at several scientific conferences over the years, and I was always impressed by his intellect and his scientific knowledge. Both are in evidence in this book, which I heartily recommend to anyone who wants an authoritative and insightful review of the current status of our knowledge of the self and how our brain helps us sustain one.
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Initial post: 20 May 2009 08:53:30 BDT
N. Alexander says:
This is the science of true spirituality! If you are this way inclined or want to take this 'subject' down a different route you may want to check out some writings on non-duality (amongst other things).
Posted on 5 Jul 2010 22:23:05 BDT
Mr Sutapas Bhattacharya says:
Posted on 7 Aug 2010 09:59:54 BDT
G. W. Startup says:
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2011 20:42:11 GMT
C. Collins says:
>>>"I actually identified the physical correlate of the Inner Light of Pure Consciousness with a well-established brain process back in 1994!"
Perhaps, then, you could do us all a favour and point us in the direction of the relevant journal articles...?
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