E163 | Are You An Illusion? | Julian Baggini, Joanna Kavenna, Jan Westerhoff, Silvia Jonas

E163 | Are You An Illusion? | Julian Baggini, Joanna Kavenna, Jan Westerhoff, Silvia Jonas

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The self is an illusion, our passions a by-product of the brain. Or so neuroscientists and philosophers would have us believe. Yet, as the late philosopher Mary Midgley tirelessly argued, even if we had a plausible account of how such a complex illusion could evolve, our inner experience is undeniable. Is dismissing the self a mistake driven by the desire to uphold a purely material universe? Or can science really eradicate the self and still make sense of who we are?
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