This chapter begins to explore the question, “Who am I?”, which has been asked by philosophers and spiritual seekers for as long as human beings have been able to think. The author describes his own background and interest in the topic, and makes a case for the importance of an interdisciplinary, scientific approach to this age-old question. The author offers a new, broader definition of self to set the stage for subsequent chapters.
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