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There are really two questions here. One is a pure math question "do real numbers exist without the real number line?" The answer is most certainly yes. The properties of real numbers can be defined in a way completely independent of geometry. The number line is merely a simple geometric construct which can be used to explain some of those properties. ...


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I would recommend: Selves & Not-self: The Buddhist Teaching on Anatta, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu There are many philosophies on self. In Buddhism there is a concept called not self. This book covers this aspect.


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"He demonstrates how the properties of self-referential systems, demonstrated most famously in Gödel's incompleteness theorems, can be used to describe the unique properties of minds." — (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Strange_Loop) I recommend I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_a_Strange_Loop) (http://tal....


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There is a good book on SELF by Nisargatta Maharaj I am that Ashtavakra geetha, Mundakopanishad, Yoga vasshishta are some other good books that are worth reading.


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May I suggest 'The Essentials of Zen Buddhism' by D.T. Suzuki, or any number in the series that Suzuki's written about Zen? In my opinion Zen is about the pinnacle of both Western and Eastern thought in this area, and I can tell you that Suzuki has a way with words on the subject. It's not as much about the self explicitly, but rather the lack of one and ...


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I think it's fascinating from both recent Western accounts and older Eastern philosophical investigations which are still as relevant as ever. Sometimes the two are intertwined, depending on the tradition. In terms of a Western approach, Susan Blackmore has a really good introductory book called Consciousness: An Introduction. I like Dennett's Consciousness ...


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Recent books from a Western philosophy perspective on the topic include JJ Valberg's Dream, Death, and the Self and Caspar Hare's On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects.


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You will get a summary from this: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/who_am_I.pdf And this book deals its details: https://www.amazon.in/Nan-Yar-Who-am-I-ebook/dp/B01LY32M1J?tag=googinhydr18418-21&tag=kindlecontentin24-21&ascsubtag=_k_EAIaIQobChMIleGL0Zat4wIVizgrCh03KgIgEAYYBCABEgKRmfD_BwE_k_ Answer to a possible doubt: ...


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Blackburn's book is very readable but as a stereotypical 'Western' thinker he has little to say other than to describe the state of academic philosophy. The entire literature of the Perennial philosophy or 'Wisdom' literature is about the self, and there are so many good books you won't be able to miss them. One book that comes to mind is Sri Ramana ...


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From Kant (or a more naturalistic form of ethics respecting human freedom as a principle) people have a deserved autonomy that should not be infringed. To the degree that information allows other people to infringe your autonomy to an unfair degree, you should have the means to defend yourself. That means that some information about you needs to be more ...


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