TB5 Lecture 1; The Self and the Other

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1. How does fMRI work?

  • Detects K+ levels in the blood, as blood flows through the brain you can see neural activity in real time.
  • Detects amount of blood in one area of the brain, as blood flows through the brain you can see neural activity in real time.
  • Detects iron levels in the blood, as blood flows through the brain you can see neural activity in real time.
  • Detects haemoglobin levels in the blood, as blood flows through the brain you can see neural activity in real time.
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2. In the history of the self, what is Secularisation?

  • The impossibility of complete self knowledge, the self emerges through conflict with unconscious forces which cannot be understood.
  • That self understanding was scientifically orientated, pushed for a more scientific understanding of the world and influenced by political change.
  • The purpose of the self was religion orientated and an emphasis was placed on fulfillment of life on earth >the afterlife.
  • The self was seen as an individual and autonomous entity, self reliance and individualism (capitalism) was emphasised and there was a shift from the communal self.

3. In ontological development (human), at what stage in development is self-awareness apparent?

  • Stage 4 approx 3 years
  • Stage 1, approx 24 hours
  • Stage 3, approx 2 years
  • Stage 2, approx 2 months

4. What did industrialisation mean for the Self?

  • That self understanding was scientifically orientated, pushed for a more scientific understanding of the world and influenced by political change.
  • The self was seen as an individual and autonomous entity, self reliance and individualism (capitalism) was emphasised and there was a shift from the communal self.
  • The purpose of the self was religion orientated and an emphasis was placed on fulfillment of life on earth >the afterlife.
  • The impossibility of complete self knowledge, the self emerges through conflict with unconscious forces which cannot be understood.

5. What was Freud's view of the Self?

  • The self as a reconciliation of unconscious forces that govern our concious experience. These are the Superego (internalisation of cultural norms), Ego (mediation of ID and reality) and ID (basic drives) which are in unconscious conflict.
  • There are 3 types of self, it's constituents (The material/spiritual self), the feelings and emotions they arouse (self-feelings e.g self-dissatisfaction/complacency) and self-actions, the actions to which they prompt e.g self-preservation
  • The self = the soul (immaterial) which controls the 'machine' of the body through the pineal gland.
  • The mediation of basic instincts and drives through the pineal gland which houses the 'essence' of the self

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