Unit Two: Human Nature
1. Which elements of the “self” can be seen to be determined by society?
- How we value creativity in people, or how we enjoy novelty, excitement, and challenge in life.
How much we prize individual freedom, ambition, and achievement (all things society can
- All of these views and assumptions about what we should value are a part of a pattern.
- They are based on a certain view of the self: the view that the self is and should be
independent of others, and self-sufficient. This view has deep roots in our culture and our ways
of thinking and feeling.
- On this view, t