You are a network | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Aeon logo

You are a network

26 mins | May 26, 2021
story image

The self is not singular but a fluid network of identities. Can we be reduced to a body, a mind or a particular social role? An emerging theory of selfhood is exploring this complexity. As many philosophers seek to identify the essential aspects of being a self, Kathleen Wallace argues that viewing the self as an ever-growing network is a plausible explanation for the burning philosophical question. Here, she examines how this outlook could lead to a progressive movement in exploring the self and understand the world better.

Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $8.33/month (billed annually)
Get started