COMPETING SELVES OR SIMPLY A MYRIAD OF IMPRESSSIONS?

COMPETING SELVES OR SIMPLY A MYRIAD OF IMPRESSIONS? I posted recently on the research of psychologists who view the human mind as made up of competing selves. Jonah Lehrer writes in PROUST WAS A NEUROSCIENTIST that Virginia Woolf‘s view was that “we emerge from our own fleeting interpretations of the world…. [W]e…invent…a perceiver for our perception. The self….is the story we tell ourselves about our experiences.” Lehrer says that for Woolf, “the self is an illusion [emphasis in Lehrer].” Note that Woolf is dealing with a different kind of mental activity than the psychologists who focus on how we make decisions. Woolf is dealing with how we experience the world and how we experience the feeling of being ourselves.

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