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"Self" has been defined as "a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others." But what does that mean? What is a person's essential being? Is a person just a human body/brain? Or does a person have a soul? What does it mean to be a "person"? How does one distinguish himself from another? These and other questions regarding the "self" will be answered from a variety of perspectives. All perspectives, including those considered those more "theistic" or more "atheistic" will be entertained, so don't come if you don't want your perspective to be challenged. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas in a respectful way with others with different opinions on some of life's most basic and important questions. We learn from each other.

If you would like the opportunity to present a mini-paper on the subject, let me know, and I will try to work you into the schedule.

Original post: I think there might be quite a bit of things to say about this. There are simple questions people for all time have always been asking or what could be said with the idea of just being a human body or us having a soul. And the reasons for each viewpoint of course. Maybe there's something to learn about this.