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Day: September 22, 2017

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September 22, 2017

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Last week, I attended a lecture at St. John’s College titled, “The Intermittencies of the Self: Philosophic and Poetic Inquiries into the Nature of Selfhood (Or: Is Literature the Most Important Activity a Human Being Can Engage in, and Should You Dedicate Your Life to It?)”. The speaker, David Carl, used a number of texts to trace an argument about the way that a self may be constructed.

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