Consciousness
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Episode Synopsis

What does it mean to be a "self"? Look at an old photo. Then look in the mirror. Those two images are of the same person, right? How so? They don't look the same. Their memories are different. And virtually every atom is different. We feel unity across time, but is this solidified self an illusion?

Episode Segments

1. Colin McGinn
2. Susan Blackmore
3. Raymond Kurzweil
4. John Polkinghorne
5. Peter van Inwagen

How do Persons Maintain Their Identity?

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