Theoretical philosopher Thomas Metzinger tells his interviewer “Nobody ever had or was a self. Selves are not part of reality.”
What parts of the brain light up, and what parts go dormant, when someone is “speaking in tongues”?
It’s hard to know where the brain ends and the mind begins. How can studying our brains give us insight into our minds?
A Google engineer claims a chatbot meditates, believes itself to have a soul, has emotions like fear, and enjoys reading.
Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.