LECTURE 3 – JANUARY 23 RD 2017
How do we shape ourselves?
-language we use to describe ourselves
-psychological practices we use
-what technologies of the self we have
-practices that allow us to shape, change, regulate ourselves to achieve our goals of happiness,
Questions to focus on:
How did the mind become an object of scientific study?
What were the objections + advantages of this?
What methods/approaches were considered scientific?
Were their alternatives? What were they?
How did social/cultural contexts shape the emergence of research practices?
-reality inside the human mind, and reality outside/independent of it
-external = noumenal world – can’t ever be known directly, we always encounter it through our
own perceptions/senses/activity of mind
-internal = phenomenal world – when noumenal world enters the mind
-time + space called intuitions
-our mind organizes the world this way, it is not necessarily this way
-mental phenomena have no physical existence, not open to observations and cannot be
experimentally manipulated/understood mathematically