This books is a stimulating analysis combining cutting edge research and the thinking of modern and ancient philosophers on the elusive topic of "self". Where resides the self? and a host of other questions have baffled man over the past millennia.
The writer is realistic enough not to even suggest the possibility of solving all the mysteries. But he has done a very good job of identifying the components of the jig saw puzzle.
A part of the big picture emerges and the reader reaches a radically new and higher level of comprehension toward the end of the book.
The written style is unique and seems like "here are the facts; you take it on from there”.
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About the Author
Shelton Ranasinghe is an author and a retired professional engineer. The exposure he acquired living in five continents over a large part of his active working life combined with his interest on human behaviors, has given him a unique and intimate understanding of putting his thoughts into writing on philosophy and science fiction, combining both these streams. “Self A Delusion” - A good read to understand that the self could arise from deluded cognition. “Thinking Explored” - Cleverly explain how thinking process develops from day one. “Are We Being Fooled by our Brains” - Explore the complexity and cunning nature of the brain. “Our Psyche and Beliefs” - Is an idea of how our brains geared to adore beliefs. “Buddha Impetus to Primitive Psyche” - Refreshingly unforced and thought-provoking dissection of Buddhist doctoring. “Our extraterrestrial Neighbors” - Readers will perceive many complex philosophical overtones beyond the Sci-fi content. “The Phone Rang in the Middle of My Shower” - This Sci-fi explores afterlife, along many religious beliefs. “DoooD” - Excellent Sci-fi on Artificial Intelligence. Shelton’s email address: email@example.com