Mike Responds to Michael from VSauce’s philosophical question: Are the bacteria and skin cells that live on your body “You”? Check out VSauce’s original question in “A Real No-Brainer” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3teflb1QNN4&t=6m16s
A couple folks have correctly pointed out I flubbed the names of the philosophical schools of thought. Which I did. That. Time to reread Russell’s History of Western Philosophy!
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And speaking of books: this is an *extreme* distillation of some really complex and interesting stuff. If you’re interested in doing more reading, a bunch of very smart people have tackled this topic. Just a couple of my favorites are:
– Immanuel Kant, The Critique of Pure Reason
– Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
– Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness
– Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (less “self” and more “existence”)