Baggini mashes up philosophy with psychology, Buddhism, neuroscience ... considers the role of memory, demolishes a theologian's (bad) arguments for the soul, and suggests that "multiple personalities" are like different "users" of a computer system ... We end with some entertaining reflections on medical immortality, "free will", and the "extended-mind thesis", which holds that your iPhone is part of you
Steve Poole, Guardian
Baggini's study of how identity is defined is lucid and backed by a wealth of anecdote
Baggini works on a broad canvas, citing Hume and Locke alongside the reflections of sex-change patients and victims of dementia. While leaving the ego in pieces, he gives your mind a thorough workout
Maggie Ferguson, Intelligent Life
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