New Philosopher

4 Defining ourselves

Many of the problems in the world today, when one reflects upon them, call for an answer to an ancient question: What is it to be human?

I believe there is no single immutable answer. We humans are what we conceive ourselves to be, by which I mean two things: what we will ourselves to be and what we say we are. Our self-conceptions are,

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: New Philosopher

New Philosopher1 мин. чтенияPsychology
Scintillating Grid Illusion
In the scintillating grid illusion, illusory dark spots are perceived on white patches at the intersections of grey bars. Studies have suggested that processing related to the orientation of the bars plays a role in this illusion, but the specific un
New Philosopher5 мин. чтения
Contributors
Susanna Siegel is Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Siegel currently works on topics in the philosophy of mind and epistemology and has written two books: The Contents of Visual Experience (2010), and The Rationality of Perc
New Philosopher4 мин. чтенияPsychology
Pervasive Illusions
When I was young, I was fascinated by an optical illusion that you’ve probably encountered yourself: a diagram in which two identical parallel lines are made to appear different lengths by the addition of two short arrow-like fins at each of their en