Thought Snack: The Empty Self Is Infantile

"The empty self is infantile. It is widely recognized that adolescent personality traits are staying with people longer today than in earlier generations, sometimes...

Thought Snack: The Empty Self Is Inordinately Individualistic

"The empty self is inordinately individualistic.  A few years ago, I was sitting in an elementary school gym with other parents at a D.A.R.E....

Do Memories Make Us Who We Are?

"the brain is a collection of separable parts (i.e. temporal, frontal, parietal, occipital lobes, etc.) yet our experience of ourselves is unified by an indivisible and enduring 'I'."

Philosophy Isn't Dead Yet

Written by Raymond Tallis and originally published by The Guardian on May 27, 2013.

Can Twins Really Disprove the Existence of the Soul?

"if somehow it was a physical property and if it manifests at the moment the sperm fertilizes the egg, then the single soul has split into two souls."