Very interesting post and talk by Julian Baggini on Brainpickings by Maria Popova. Do read this it is excellent!
“Why “I” is a verb, or what the building blocks of identity have to do with developing compassion.
How “you” are you, really? Character is something we tend to think of as a static, enduring quality … In reality, our essence oscillates between a set of hard-wired patterns and a fluid spectrum of tendencies that shift over time and in reaction to circumstances…”
Go here to read more:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/06/28/the-ego-trick-julian-baggini/ – Image of Julian’s book also from this link and at Amazon:
Review of Julian’s Book at Julian’s Blog: http://julianbaggini.blogspot.com/2011/03/ego-trick.html
- Julian Baggini on the foundation of morality for both the atheist and theist (jdylanparker.wordpress.com)
- Is there a real you? Julian Baggini on TED.com (ted.com)
- Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that – Julian Baggini – The Guardian (richarddawkins.net)