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Robert Rowland Smith hosts

Lecturer, columnist, author of Breakfast with Socrates

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In Search of the Self

There is no self, no 'I', only a flickering illusion. So claim many neuroscientists and philosophers. Yet for the rest of us, the denial of the self feels like a bitter pill to swallow. Is the self a fantasy? Or is it essential to our being and consciousness?

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Are things a necessary foundation of reality?

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