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"Groundbreaking. This sophisticated understanding of the brain as an ego machine accounts remarkably well for the lived experience of being someone, a someone who transforms a bombardment of stimuli into a seamless present while still engaging in off-line planning for the future and reflection on the past."
“Metzinger is crisp in his arguments and has a keen appreciation of essential ideas.”
This is a very dense book and of course a dense subject.
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self by Thomas Metzinger "The Ego Tunnel" is the fascinating book about the myth that is the self.
Metzinger has written a very good summary and intelligible exposition of his theories on consciousness and the self.
I don't know if it is a translation problem or his attempt to integrate philosophy with neurolgy but this book is very difficult to read and understand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lewis Tagliaferre
Tough subject but Metzinger sheds a lot of light on our moment to moment delusion.Published 4 months ago by jim birch
I enjoyed this book. In many ways it is one of the scariest books I have ever read.
Read this book if you want a great ride through theories and questions about... Read more
This book was actually purchased on the kindle I got my husband, which amazon registered to my account. He had this book on a nook, but the nook died. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cynthia
Metzinger has presented a very comprehensive summary of neuroscience of the self through the prisim of his theory, the phenomenal self. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Wayne
This is a very dense book and of course a dense subject. But Mr. Metzinger does it justice and invokes a number of thought experiements to clarify the intricacies that philosphy of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jonah
Metzinger has written a very good summary and intelligible exposition of his theories on consciousness and the self. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Carlos Camara
This book is so technical I couldn't understand a thing it said. Apparently not for the layman. Three More Words.Published 19 months ago by Dragonfly
I did not find this an easy read, but that may well be because of the topics the book covers. Metzinger tries to cover fundamental ideas, like what exactly the self is. Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by John Paton