September 13, 2017

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Explorations at the Edge of Self

What makes you, you or I, I? That is the age-old question science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy tackles in his book, ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There: Tales from the Edge of the Self’. He examines the nature of selfhood from all angles, turning to philosophy, neuroscience and in-person interviews with people afflicted with neurological conditions that in some way rob them of some aspect of their selfhood. This fascinating interview with Anil shares more.

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