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What is the self? Is it really important to understand one's own self? There are manydefinitions that some philosophers have discovered and researched on. The self has its ownconcept, it will always be based on different perspectives and the environment we live in. Some ofus can define the self as what society wants us to be, in order to fit in. Who am i? This is onequestion that none of us are sure of what the correct answer is. I am not sure if I am still thesame person when I was born up until now. I am not sure if I am being true to myself or I am justadapting the demands of the society so that they will accept me and I will not be left out of the“norm” or do I really have a true self? It is just a social face I present to the world, what Jungcalled “A kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, andon the other to conceal the true nature of the individual.According to Socrates, that the soul continues to exist even after the body dies, and thebelief that there are two realms. While Plato expands socrates dualism, he believes that we canform ourselves into 3 basic parts, the body, the mind and the soul. Same as Augustine, he alsoasserted that the soul is immortal. He believed that the soul and body make up a human. Whileaccording to Aquinas his theory of self-knowledge, claimed that all our experience about theworld around us determine our self-knowledge, that our experiences greatly shape our awarenessof ourselves. Descartes, I am a “thinking thing”. He famously claimed, “I think, therefore I am”.To be able to really understand ourselves, we have to be conscious of mental processes. WhileKant’s own definition of the self is we all have an inner and outer self when together form ourconsciousness. Then according to Ryle, “I act, therefore I am”. Our behaviors and actions givesour senses of self and thinks that we are all bundles of our behaviors… and so on… There aremany explanations and theories about the self that has been discussed, but not all of us are

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Consciousness, Meaning of life, The Self

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