Week 1 – Identity

Welcome to the world of IDENTITY

Look at these texts in an inspectional way (Skimming / connecting. Remember Monday and the different levels of reading?)

Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart

Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (Meditation VI only)

Sigmund Freud’s model of the human mind

Freud’s Model of the Human Mind

While reading, consider the concept of ‘mind’ the division of the mental and the physical; the mind/body problem; the concept of a self.

Keep these things in mind before you come to class on Friday:

  1. How is identity (as a lens) shown in literature?
  2. How does your own definition of identity link to what you brought to class?
  3. What can you bring to the table about personal identity?

Let’s have a great discussion.

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