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The Ego Tunnel Audiobook
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The Ego Tunnel Audiobook



by Thomas Metzinger

  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Release date: 09-03-09
  • Language: English


We’re used to thinking about the self as an independent entity, something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain – an internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we experience is “a virtual self in a virtual reality”.

But if the self is not “real,” why and how did it evolve? How does the brain construct it? Do we still have souls, free will, personal autonomy, or moral accountability?

In a time when the science of cognition is becoming as controversial as evolution, The Ego Tunnel provides a stunningly original take on the mystery of the mind.

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Thomas Metzinger




10 hrs and 24 mins

Narrated by

Kevin Pariseau

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