Essays Tagged: "Personal identity"

Victorian Literature

of and fresh values for a new society. Novelists of the period explored the difficulty of forming a personal identity in a world in which traditional social structures appeared to be dissolving. With ... ing found ambivalent expression in his early lyrics; his major work, In Memoriam (1850), translated personal grief into an affirmation of religious faith. Matthew ARNOLD, particularly in his poem Empe ...

(2 pages) 166 0 3.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How James Baldwin views the fear and love of racism

d of fear, liberates society. To truly 'liberate' society, one must discover his/her individual and personal identity by learning to love.Baldwin describes 'fear' to be ignorance, and 'love' as knowle ...

(2 pages) 128 0 3.9 May/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Personal Identity, piece of diary

Dear DiaryToday in class we had a brief discussion of what personal identity is. I didn't get a chance to speak out my thoughts and opinions so I felt like to ... is. I didn't get a chance to speak out my thoughts and opinions so I felt like to share it with you.Personal identity is what I see myself as, positively or negatively.It could be argued but most peop ... still believes they are innocent.The way one sees things and their judgement is varied by ones own personal identity. This is the combination, result of many factors. Like the majority of our physica ...

(1 pages) 84 0 2.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Personal Identity, refers to the mind, body, and soul; comments on the author John Perry

Personal Identity can be broken down into three areas: 1.) Body 2.) Memory and 3.) Soul. In John Per ... n be broken down into three areas: 1.) Body 2.) Memory and 3.) Soul. In John Perry's 'A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality' these composing aspects of personal identity are discussed at len ... thought to compose one's character and beliefs. This essay will deal with the two aspects of one's personal identity which are the most obvious in day to day life, that of the body and of soul/memory ...

(2 pages) 144 0 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Personal Identity, philosophical Views

lan Watts once said, 'Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.' The task of personal identity is to define a quality of a human which makes him or her a unique self. The person ... the body theory, soul theory, and a more detailed explanation of the conscious theory.One theory of personal identity is known as the body theory. This is defined as a person X has a personal identity ...

(5 pages) 346 0 4.7 May/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Living In A Multicultural Society

ine ones self. Since we live in a society that is influenced by many social aspects expressing ones personal identity may be a hard task. Aspects of society that make it hard to identify ones self inc ... will have to learn our English language it also means that they must find a way to hold on to their personal cultural backgrounds.A persons lifestyle can influence their role in society not only does ...

(3 pages) 218 0 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Character Analysis within Kate Chopin's Literary Works

portrayed in Kate Chopin's literary works are insecure, unsatisfied, unsettled, and searching for a personal identity free from societal pressures and influences. Chopin's works, "The Storm," "The Sto ... This life for Louise was short, but sweet. What good was life without the freedom of expression and personality? It seemed worthless to Louise Mallard after she had found life full of this expression ...

(7 pages) 266 2 2.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

" A person has a body ". " A person is a body ". Which of these statements more accurately expresses the truth about personal identity?

a body ". " A person is a body ". Which ofthese statements more accurately expresses the truth aboutpersonal identity?When considering the content of the question there are twoquestions which must be ... l after physicaldeath. When answering these questions first we must distinguish betweenbody, brain, personality, mind and soul with some of these providing betterinformation on identity than others, a ...

(3 pages) 139 3 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The comparison of the author's use of imagery of trees in "Heirs to the Past" and "The Dark Child" by Camara Laye

illustrate the role of the Seigneur in Driss' life, Driss' emotions towards the Seigneur, and as a personal identity of Driss. "How I recognized the square from my childhood, but not one tree remaine ... d to show how the Seigneur was a leader, and a provider to Driss.Imagery of trees is also used as a personal identity. Chraibi is portraying Driss' emotions as well as a connection between the past an ...

(5 pages) 34 1 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Comparing Thomas Reid and David Hume on the topic of the mind-body problem

Is there an "I", or a "self"? What exactly does this "self" refer to? These are questions raised by personal identity that many philosophers have attempted to answer. Most people would probably believ ... nt self through the phenomenon of memory.Thomas Reid was a "common sense" philosopher. He looked at personal identity on a very simple level, and believed that he must have a self because he can remem ...

(3 pages) 94 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The concept of social identity, social class,gender and ethnicity.

primary way in which individuals creates and develops not only their social identity but also their personal identity as well. Jenkins noted too that identity is internal, that is, what we think of ou ... strates the emphasis that Pakistanis place on class and ethnicity. You are judged not upon merit or personality, but upon your class, gender and ethnic origin.Throughout the ages, particularly the feu ...

(7 pages) 829 1 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Personal Identity.

Alan Watts once said, "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth." Personal identity defines a quality of a human being that makes him or her unique. People must have ... ferentiate one person from another. There are several general philosophical theories about the term personal identity, such as the body theory, soul theory, and memory theory. However, memory and one' ... because they bear many things in common, like being intangible and taken as the internal theory of personal identity. In the following paragraphs, one will find a more detailed explanation of the mem ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Problem of Personal Identity

The problem of personal identity is a great paradox that involves the concept that the whole is equal to the sum of ... s in the mind. We change and yet we remain the same at the same time. This is called the paradox of personal identity and is very hard to explain without having an example to pose a question on person ... f Paul and in a sense make one brother out of the two different parts. This is where the paradox of personal identity comes into play. If the doctors do in fact successfully meld the two functional pa ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Cross-cultural study: The Philippines

on against the uncertainties of life.For a Philippino individual, family is the main source of ones personal identity and of emotional and material support; it also is the focus of ones prime duty and ... will routinely send money, clothes, household goods, and other items as well as bring many gifts on personal visits to extended family members "left behind" in the Philippines. Australian cultu ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Notion of Freedom

he same time, they are both analysing the same thing; human freedom. They argue from premises about personal identity to conclusions about freedom. Their knowledge is drawn from the content of human e ... er differences in the analysis of the similar model. Hindu Analysis of Freedom The Hindu account of personal identity revolves around an eternal subject, or "self". The Upanisads use the metaphor of a ...

(9 pages) 55 1 3.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To what extent has your study of Australian poetry contributed to your understanding of, or response to, your sense of being Australian or living in Australian society

tion as to what extent the study of Australian poetry has had in the complex process of my evolving personal identity at first seemed daunting. Poetry had been simply a topic studied at school, howeve ... ur country's history and allowed me to reflect on how much of that representation is part of my own personal view. For me being Australian means having the courage to face difficulty, the ability to b ...

(6 pages) 95 1 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

If you know you have Alzheimer's, how do you regard the person who will inherit your body? Is that person you? How is this case connected with philosophical theories of personal identity?

view or holds a different view is very closely connected with the various philosophical theories of personal identity. These theories are namely the psychological continuity view held by Parfit, the b ... the need for Locke's theory to be revised and updated for it to uphold relevance in the argument of personal identity.Locke's theory can also be seen as offering incoherent statements about personal i ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Dual Identities Write an essay exploring the concepts of identity

What is identity? We know from intuitive self-awareness that personal identity exists. It seems to be a fact of conscious life, as common as the word "I." But th ... to. I felt like I wasn't myself anymore. When I lived in Los Angeles I developed an eclectic personality; because I was friends with so many different types of people I took on other aspects of ... rough this constant mission of self discovery everyone seems to have an ever-changing view on their personal identity. It is a fact of conscious life, as common as the word "I," to want to know who we ...

(6 pages) 69 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Gender, feminism and religion

is, it is argued gives women more time for church related activities, and more need for a source of personal identity and commitment. with a lot of free time on their hands it is likely they will atte ... ious than men and they are more likely to express a greater interest in religion, and have stronger personal interests which mean they may attend church more to show their commitment to their religion ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Theme of Maturity in "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles

ovel, whereas the "internal" view of maturity can be seen in Gene's thoughts as he searches for his personal identity. Throughout the novel, both Gene and Finny experience important yet damaging issue ... t for getting him into the mess in the first place. At the same time, Gene's admiration for Finny's personality prevents him from refusing to go out with Finny; it is in this state that Gene is actual ...

(7 pages) 40 1 4.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American