Minsky's work is an extended reflection on cognitive science and human experience, one that is committed to the "sub-personal" but does not wish to lose sight for too long of the personal and experiential. At certain points, Minsky even senses the kinship between some of his ideas and those of the Buddhist tradition... Minsky does not follow the lead that his own citations suggest, however. He argues instead that although there is no room for a truly existing self in cognitive science, we cannot give up our conviction in such a self. At the very end of The Society of Mind, science and human experience simply come apart. And since we cannot choose between the two, we are ultimately left with a condition of schizophrenia, in swhich we are "condemned" (by our constitution) to believe in something we know not to be true (our personal selves).