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Ideas of Bryan Magee, by Text

[British, 1930 - 2019, Noted broadcaster on philosophy, and Member of Parliament.]

1997 Confessions of a Philosopher
Ch.I p.1 Why don't we experience or remember going to sleep at night?
     Full Idea: As a child it was incomprehensible to me that I did not experience going to sleep, and never remembered it. When my sister said 'Nobody remembers that', I just thought 'How does she know?'
     From: Bryan Magee (Confessions of a Philosopher [1997], Ch.I)
     A reaction: This is actually evidence for something - that we do not have some sort of personal identity which is separate from consciousness, so that "I am conscious" would literally mean that an item has a property, which it can lose.