Bernadette Roberts
What is Self - A Research Paper

The focus on this paper will be on "Self as the cause of Individuation". What I can contribute to this subject arises solely from my experiences as a Christian contemplative. Elsewhere I have written extensively about the true nature of the self, among other the books "The Path to No-Self", and "The Experience of No-Self", (State University of New York). However, in the interest of making this paper more comprehensible for readers with no prior knowledge of my work, I would begin with a statement of its major premise and conclusion, and leave the rest of the paper to provide its minor premises or middle terms. This syllogistic set-up is not intended to prove anything, but is simply a way to understand this paper in the light of its premise and conclusion.