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PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOOKSHOP Anil Seth 'Being You'

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Blackwell's Bookshop

48-51 Broad Street

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In a rescheduled event, Anil Seth discusses his book 'Being You' with host Nigel Warburton.

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This event was rescheduled from December 2021.

The Book

Being You is not as simple as it sounds. Somehow, within each of our brains, billions of neurons work to create our conscious experience. How does this happen? Why do we experience life in the first person? After over twenty years researching the brain, world-renowned neuroscientist Anil Seth puts forward a radical new theory of consciousness and self. His unique theory of what it means to 'be you' challenges our understanding of perception and reality and it turns what you thought you knew about yourself on its head.

'A fascinating book. A joy to read. Anil Seth explores fundamental questions about consciousness and the self from the perspective of a philosophically-informed neuroscientist. Highly recommended.'

The Author

Anil Kumar Seth is a British professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He has degrees in Natural Sciences (BA/MA, Cambridge, 1994), Knowledge-Based Systems (M.Sc., Sussex, 1996) and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (D.Phil./Ph.D., Sussex, 2001).

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Philosophy in the Bookshop is our free monthly series of Philosophy talks. All talks are hosted by Public Philosopher and author of 'A Little History of Philosophy', Nigel Warburton. The talks take place in the Philosophy department in the Norrington Room. Please call 01865 792792 if you have any enquiries.

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