In this conversation we’ll explore the feeling of being oneself. Why is this important? I contend that, at least in the modern world, all wars are a result of mistaken notions of identity, and the ‘othering’ which follows from this confusion.

What kind of process of experiencing gives us the feel of ‘personal identity’? What’s it based in? What is its reach and range? What function does it have for us? What’s the relationship between ‘identity’ and ‘self’? Is there an ultimate ‘identity’ of any sort? Why such a strong attachment to our ‘identity’?