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Mel Thompson - Me - 9781844651665 - V9781844651665
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Me

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Description for Me Paperback. Investigates the gap between what we are and what others perceive us to be to ascertain whether we are genuinely knowable entities. This book explores the central dilemma of how one can have a fixed idea of 'me' to shape and direct one's life when, in a world of constant change, events will rob us of that fixed idea at any moment. Series: The Art of Living. Num Pages: 160 pages. BIC Classification: HPX; JMS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 212 x 138 x 11. Weight in Grams: 196.
'Who am I?' In a world where randomness and chance make life transient and unpredictable, religion, psychology and philosophy have all tried, in their different ways, to answer this question and to give meaning and coherence to the human person. How we should construct a meaningful 'me' - and to make sense of one's life - is the question at the heart of Mel Thompson's illuminating book.Although Thompson begins by exploring the workings of the brain, he shows that if we are to consider the nature of the self, it is not enough to argue about such things as how ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Condition
New
Series
The Art of Living
Number of Pages
160
Place of Publication
Durham, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781844651665
SKU
V9781844651665
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About Mel Thompson
Mel Thompson has a PhD in theology and is a full-time writer.

Reviews for Me
"With this entry in Acumen's diverting 'The Art of Living' series, Thompson tackles the enormous question of what is a self. The self, he argues, is not a thing but a process, the process of the mind interacting with the world. It is a vivid and interesting image and Thompson writes throughout with verve and amiability." - The Guardian

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