Far-reaching and witty, Self is a spirited exploration of
the idea that in a constantly changing world, we and our bodies can
go their separate ways.
Barry Dainton is professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. He works in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, and is influenced by current and predicted developments in science and technology. He is the author of three books: The Phenomenal Self, Stream of Consciousness, and Time and Space.
Clever ... fun to follow, thanks to [Dainton's] relaxed and humorous prose. In a brief volume he ranges over a vast conceptual territory, lucidly presenting current views of how consciousness fits into the physical world, and speculating with brio on the fate of the self in a future age of brain-augmentation and virtual reality Prospect