The Sophist
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The Sophist

The Nothingness of You

A disappearing act for enlightenment

Photo by Shoeib Abolhassani on Unsplash

When you look at the philosophies of the world, from Buddhism of the ancient East to Existentialism in the modern West, there’s a fundamental idea that they all have in common. That idea is that there really is no “I”.

We live out a fantasy of selfhood. It goes something like this — your body is you, and your brain is the seat of your…

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