Why We Reason

For a long time people thought that the self was unified and eternal. It’s easy to see why. We feel like we have an essence; we grow old, gain and lose friends, and change preferences but we are the same person from day one.

The idea of the unified self has had a rough few centuries however. During the English Enlightenment Hume and Locke challenged the platonic idea of human nature being derived from an essence; in the 19th century Freud declared that the ego “was not even the master of his own house;” and after decades of revealing empirical research neuroscience has yet to reveal anything that scientists would call unified. As clinical neuropsychologist Paul Broks says, “We have this deep intuition that there is a core… But neuroscience shows that there is no center in that brain where things do all come together.”

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In the category homo sapiens, finite and infinite at once, free of duty, temporal, rational, sensitive, energy is transformed, act and potency, essence and matter, chromatic, onomatopoeia, creative, spiritual, humanist, allusive, alienated Sometimes schizophrenic paradigmatic FAmuli torum (the musical note), natural mystic

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