One of the points I have the most difficulty getting across in my talks is that it is impossible to think of nothing. For some reason, resistance to accepting this is strong. What do I say to those who insist that not only is it possible to think of nothing, but that they can and have done so?
What makes us, us? What is it about a person that makes him/her uniquely that person? If he/she – let’s call her Joan – has plastic surgery and changes her face completely, is it still Joan? We would say that, yes, it is - in which case ”self” is not merely physical appearance. And if Joan [...]
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