o túnel do ego


The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self 
by Thomas Metzinger (Hardcover – Jan 1, 2009 – 288 pages)

We’re used to thinking about the self as an independent entity,
something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher
Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The
conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain-an
internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we
experience is “a virtual self in a virtual reality.” But if the self is
not “real,” why and how did it evolve? How does the brain construct it?
Do we still have souls, free will, personal autonomy, or moral
accountability? In a time when the science of cognition is becoming as
controversial as evolution, The Ego Tunnel provides a stunningly
original take on the mystery of the mind.


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