What is the self? – Episode 29

What is the self? The self as the mind. Does the self include the body? The self as the intellect (vs. as the emotions) since it is the part of the mind directly under one’s volitional control. What does “self” mean in the context of the idea that it’s good to be “selfish”? The process of getting the idea of a “self.” Are things in one’s environment part of one’s “self”? Three senses of “self.” Personal identity: What makes someone the same person across time? Using focus to get distance from bodily pain. Emotions as always present. The will/volition and the intellect/reason. Ayn Rand’s vs. Eastern conceptions of “self.” Losing your self in your work (or other activities). ( 1 hr 36 min. )

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