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PHIL 2061: Philosophy of Identity

Philosophy of Identity Course Guide

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General themes from foundational readings:
1. The richness or importance of identity (Alcoff)
2. How identity is challenged by others and/or formed in relation to them (Hegel)
3. Whether identity is divisive or uniting (Marx)
4. Whether our identities can be fully known and/or controlled (Freud)
5. How our identities fit together, either cohesively or fragmented (Mead)

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