Daoist philosophy has been based on this premise for over 2,500 years.
Hank Sohota
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I think that the apparent experience of a singular/coherent Self narrative is simply an evolved cognitive device to minimise cognitive load and dissonance. It seems to me to be a much simpler idea to assume that we have multiple selves, in multiple contexts, all of which are emergent and which co-evolve.

So perhaps it’s not a matter of the need for multiple emergent selves, but a matter of ‘being’ in multiple contexts which leads to multiple emergent selves.

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