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Greco Roman Sculpture | metmuseum.org

Greco Roman Sculpture | metmuseum.org

You are not who you think you are >>

You are not who you think you are. Philosophers, from the Buddha to David Hume to Derek Parfit, have been telling us that for centuries. There is no essential you, there is no unchanging nucleus at the centre of your being, and there is no homunculus looking through your eyes and pulling the levers that steer your actions. Whatever you think the hard core of you is, it’s an illusion.

Eid Mubarak.

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