Julian Baggo: Is There A Real You?
In the beginning of the TED Talk video, Baggini relates to his readers’ point of view; the “They Say”, and then very quickly puts in his “I Say” and questions it. Baggini states that there is a real self if you are looking for some inner core, essence, or unchanging “permanent truth” that is “me”. I believe the self is a process, not a thing. In one of many examples Baggini uses a watch. It is a collection of things that come together to form the watch. There is …show more content…
True statement; because then you are claiming you have never changed a day in your life, which is not true at all. Baggini likes to think of people who do think being a self, a process, something that is always changing, are “liberating”. We are liberating because we have somewhat of a control over our life, but at the same time we cant help but change. “There are limits to what we can make of ourselves. But nevertheless, we do have this capacity to, in a sense, shape ourselves”(Baggini 9:29).
Baggini also uses neuroscience to support his argument. Here, the unity is that there is no one speaking to us in the center of our brain trying to control everything. Instead, the brain consists of different processes that operate independently, but because they are interconnected, it gives us a sense of