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What does it mean to be a ‘self’? What characteristics distinguish a self from a non-self? What are the boundaries between self and non-self? Is there a difference between a self and a person? What follows from the existence of selves?

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Thalia Wheatley is currently an associate professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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