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Introduction

  • Till Frank
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Abstract

The question “What am I” is a question that many of us have asked themselves at some point in time. This question is not about what we are doing for a living. We are factory workers, shop assistants, teachers, and so on. Somebody who asks the question “What am I” wants to know, what he or she is as an entity. Am I what my body is? Am I what I am thinking? Answering the question “What am I” is important for individuals in order to gain a satisfactory perspective of life. The question “What am I” has been asked from a bird’s eye view as the question “What is a human?”. Religion, philosophy, and the sciences have made various efforts to answer this question.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Till Frank
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  1. 1.Dept. Psychology and PhysicsUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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