Julian Baggini on The Ego Trick
This is an interview I did with the British philosopher Julian Baggini, about his new book, The Ego Trick, which looks at the 'bundle theory' of the self. He argues that we don't have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses. What does that mean for our daily lives? What does it mean for virtue ethics, and its claim to be able to build 'good characters'?