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The Ego Trick

What Does it Mean To Be You?

By Julian Baggini
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The Ego Trick: What Does it Mean To Be You? by Julian Baggini

The Ego Trick (2011) explores the slippery topic of what we call “I” or “me.” These blinks give insight into the many factors that shape our sense of self, including brain function and dysfunction, society, culture and technological changes, and introduce the key philosophical questions behind our ideas about identity, souls and free will.

  • Readers who suspect that our world is illusory
  • Students seeking a compact introduction to the philosophy of mind
  • Those interested in the parallels between Western philosophy and Buddhist thought

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and founder of The Philosopher’s Magazine. He is also the author of the bestselling philosophical texts The Pig That Wants to be Eaten and Do They Think You’re Stupid?

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