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I suppose the ordinary and obvious answer to this question of what is an
individual would be to say it is a living being detached from the rest of the world .
It is born or hatched as a definite , distinctive self ; it maintains itself for a certain
Now , when physiologists study the living brain of an ape , they have no grounds
for supposing that they are dealing with a dual structure . The brain is not a
tenement inhabited by a spirit or soul . The " spirit " or " soul " is but a name for the
But the Good Life to my mind does not consist in scattered moments of felt delight
, but in such a general pattern of living as would tend to fill life with richness and
significance . I am well aware that the Good Life cannot be discussed in and ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review