"Ne te quaesiveris extra."
"Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man,
Commands all light, all influence, all fate;
Nothing to him falls early or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good o
for HUM 106 5 Mar 2015
Read the selections, posted on WebAccess, from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Oliver Sacks, 1987
Humanities 106 Awakening Individuality
Masks, Roles, & the Theater of the Self
Assignment for 9 April 2015
In 1959, sociologist Erving Goffman published his book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. In this (rather boring)
book, he seeks to gain ins
HUM 106 Writing assignment [#3] on The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
1 - 2 pages, double spaced; due 12 March
Writing from the perspective of one of the patients discussed by Oliver Sacks (Dr. P, Jimmie G., Mr.
Thompson, Rebecca or Leonard from Awake
Do Something Assignment Spring 2015 HUM 106 Awakening Individuality
An Assignment for Humanities 106
Part I. Positive daydreaming
Think of some specific project or activity that you could do or start this semester that would contribute to
Assignment 2 Technology & Individuality
HUM 106 Spring
Choice ONE of these topics and write a brief response (1-2 pages, double spaced). Due next
1. Robots and computers and jobs
Describe a job that has disappeared due to recent innovation (e.g
Digital desire & music
The economics of popular music
and the democratization of
Nov 2010/rev. 2013/2014
Geezer memories (bad old days)
THE HOPE: Long tail and the on-line
How do you compete with free?
the personal is political!
the personal is political feminist slogan
philosophy of government & regulations
farm safety, labor rules, food safety, drug rules
personal health and pleasure
UC Berkeley journa
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
To read it, rewrite it
stereotyping, racism, sexism,
necessary, efficient, hard-wired?
BUT at what cost?
the stereotyping aha moment
my 2 examples
do you have any?
Aristotle on gender
The female is softer in disposit
Economist Thomas Piketty called overdue
attention to wealth extremes in his
celebrated book, Capital in the Twenty-First
Century. Assembling more than two
centuries of data from several countries,
Piketty demonstrated somethin
Bruce E. Wexler
prof of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School, Director
of Neurological Research Lab, Connecticut
Mental Health Center
Brain and Culture, 2006
integrates science about child brain
development, adult development and c
a bigger field: neuroeconomics
traditional social science neurobiology
2013 TED talk, https
by-passing the rational,
driven by reflection, but also by
observation and experimentation in the
fields of psychology, sociolog
Definition of MEME components of
ideas or concepts considered from an
evolutionary perspective; a unit of
information residing in a brain; a unit of
cultural transmission. An "actively
contagious idea" is a meme, according to
not egotism, egotistical, etc.
individualism taken to its extreme?
popularized as Objectivism by novelist
Ayn Rand; associated with Libertarian
ultimate goal of any philosophical, ethical,
economic, and political system should be
Big 5 (OCEAN)
these traits are not good or bad
source for following: mostly Wikipedia,
cross-checked with a textbook, Psychology
Openness to experience
Openness is a general appreciation for art,
emotion, adventure, unusual ideas,
discussing (not debating or
arguing about) moral values
my perspective on self & individuality or
individual identity it is defined in relation
to other people. We are each a location in
a networked system of meaning.
what do you stand for?
what do y