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19 Cards in this Set

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Atomistic view:
as used in this context, the view that the self is a subsistent thing upon which culture can have some influence.
as used in this episode, the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns.
Descartes’ Meditations:
a series of six short articles/meditations that Descartes wrote in the late 1630s to summarize some of his views in epistemology and metaphysics.
Those features or properties that define an individual as that particular individual.
Age of Enlightenment:
An 18th century European intellectual movement in which reason was optimistically assumed capable of answering all intellectual and social questions.
A culture of nomadic people living in areas of northern Scandinavia, Finland, and northwestern Russia.
The inclusion of many cultures; tolerance of cultural diversity.
Beliefs accepted as true, but which are contrary or contradictory.
Romantic Era:
In European history, beginning around the turn of the 19th century.
as used in this episode, that part of a person that persists or remains the same through change.
Social-historical forces/context:
The totality of forces, excluding physical or biological forces, which act in shaping a person at any particular moment in that person’s history.
Social View:
as used in this context, the view that the self is the end product of a variety of social-historical forces.
to allow
applies in every context. To be true in all possible worlds.
the self is best understood in the social view. The self’s struggle for freedom is the basis of the rise of masters and slaves.
view of self is a(an) atomistic view.
the real me is a being who can choose or will about himself
Must you accept Descartes' view that the mind is distinct from the body to maintain an atomistic view of the self?
I would say you would have to accept Descartes’ view that the mind is distinct from the body to maintain an atomistic view of self mainly because to be atomistic you are independently discovering yourself through only yourself. The soul.
Are your own views of the self more in line with the Atomistic or Social view? Give examples to support your opinion, such as language, clothing styles, religious beliefs,
diet, sense of humor, taste in music, etc.
My view of self are more in line with the social view. Example being my major influences in life are the media, my peers, family and the normal people I come into to contact with. In today’s view I would say we are a in line with the social view. Due to the advances of the way we communicate and receive information via the television, radio, and the internet to name a few.