In Search of the True Self

39 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2017 Last revised: 29 Jun 2018

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Enrico Facco

University of Padova

Benedikt Emanuel Al Khafaji

University of Padova

Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova

Date Written: June 23, 2018

Abstract

The aim of the present essay is to compare the meaning and the supposed origin of the Self, ontologically intended, between some of the most prominent psychologists and the main philosophical and religious/spiritual traditions.

This comparison allows to delineate similarities and differences between the two different approaches highlighting the knowledge of “Who we really are”, therefore allowing answers concerning the essential question “Who am I?” and consequently the purpose and meaning of life.

Keywords: Self, I, Consciousness, Ego, Spirituality, Religion

Suggested Citation

Facco, Enrico and Al Khafaji, Benedikt Emanuel and Tressoldi, Patrizio E., In Search of the True Self (June 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2996603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2996603

Enrico Facco

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Benedikt Emanuel Al Khafaji

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

via Venezia 8
Padova, 35131
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.patriziotressoldi.it

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