Unformatted text preview: • “to think of ourselves as essentially purposive creatures is to flatter ourselves with a self which is independent, if not of external circumstance, then at least of our fellow man” (5) (critique of SV) o SV believes your sense of identity is independent of culture • “when a teacher asks for a ‘sincere’ style from students- ad then gives them a good grade for it – the students find themselves in a double bind: they must try to be ‘sincere’ in the way they think the teacher wants them to be” (7) o CV: you are never not performing, but there can be cultural aspects that influence your sincerity or genuineness. • “messages are neutral packets of information which we hand over, disinterested gifts, to one another” (7) (SV) o neutrality is impossible...
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- Spring '10
- 20 pts, Richard Lanham, essentially purposive creatures