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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Jason I enjoyed what seemed like your personal attention to what ever we were struggling with. I found it fascinating what other people had to say on the topic, such diversity. I came away with the belief that their is … Continue reading

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Course review

This course’s reading lists provided a good balance of books in what is a broad and ambitious subject to tackle. In fact, just as Liz pointed out, I would not have read many of the readings on my own but … Continue reading

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Review

I am about to complete my first semester at graduate school. It is encouraging to see peers of the same age, and older. This class was not what I had in mind for a first semester offering. Neuroscience and philosophy…anyway … Continue reading

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About this course

I should probably be evaluating this course on the basis of whether or not I learned anything in it that shifted my views about selfhood. Instead I’m going to evaluate it using the secret, selfish criteria by which I habitually … Continue reading

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Reviewing Self

While perusing the available MALS classes that fit into my strange work schedule, for the spring semester. I was lucky enough to see this introductory course and instantly found the topic area intriguing. I have found that the readings and … Continue reading

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Final Essay Checklist

Before handing in or uploading your final essay on May 27th, I suggest (strongly) that you to examine the questions below. Ideally,  the answer to all of the questions below will be “yes.” ____ I have a really good title for my paper. ____ … Continue reading

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Why the Self?

I was very against taking an Introduction to Graduate Studies course but have thoroughly enjoyed the readings and conversations. I signed up for Inventing the Self because it sounded the most interesting and because I immediately started formulating ideas for … Continue reading

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Reflecting on class

Out of the choices for MALS intro classes, I was most struck by the write-up for this class, asking about self and consciousness, because I’d never really thought about it so specifically before. The materials in the syllabus were new to … Continue reading

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Drafts and Cover Letters

Drafts of your research project essays are due Saturday, May 16 (by midnight). Email your draft to me and your writing group. In your email, include a cover letter with the following information: 1. A description of the motive and … Continue reading

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An Anthology in Need of a Title

Dear All, To follow up on our discussion in class re. a title for our anthology. We decided that we would go with “Persona” unless there were alternatives. So if you could post any alternative suggestions in the comments below, … Continue reading

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