Saturday, August 24, 2002

Appropriately enough, Self in this post-modern age is a highly commercialized, brand-focused magazine 'full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'. Ghosts lack self, or do they possess, instead, a heightened sense of self, one that remains focused on a single aspect of the self as opposed to our usual contradictory maelstrom of aspects? Is this still more Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious stuff? Here's the Straight Dope on that, but then again, as an example of the divided self, here's another kind of Poppins, not Mary

Thursday, August 22, 2002


Here is a review of Milan Kundera's book Identity that is more than a review of a book about the self. The site owner notes Milan Kundera's reduction of identity from a long biography to a record of place and time. He then confesses his own connection of self to Kundera and the book by noting his ability to read the books in the original Czech
Library Stuff - Updated daily by Steven M. Cohen

This is a great blog - love the style - unfortunately presents little information about the self upfront. Takes the traditional mode of storing self information tucked away in an about area, as if it were different and not a part of the self.

Self and solipsism

One finds that meandering from self to self is a continuous activity. The solipsism of self, coupled with the interactions with other selves, discarded, unborn, incarnate, as if through a mirror created in reaction, and as an action, leads one to retain traces of all that I have been and shall ever be.

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