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Philosophy in Lit.-Feb.6 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1C03
Professor
Brigitte Sassen
Semester
Summer

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February 7 Frankenstein IIIThe creature seems savage but is not o Learns language poetry geography o Learns to use reasonWhat is a human being o Descartes suggest human being is a thinking being o From the Metamorphosis we know that this definition is not sufficient o From Frankenstein we learn that ones humanity may be tied to ones immersion in society o Human being is a social beingThe human being as a social being o The main charactersin the book seek social interactionWalton yearns for a friendCreature yearns for a companion o On their termsFriend must be equalWalton envisions a friend capable of recognition and sympathy 19Creature demands a creature of another sexas hideous as he is 145Equal friendscompanions o What can be
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