work in progress in social theory and cultural sociology

Posts Tagged ‘identity’

Names, Mystics, and Consumer Immortality

09.21.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

(updated 9th November 2012) Daniel Smith has an interesting piece on vlogging celebrity in which the issue of subjectivity fetishism and, related to this, how what’s in name is quite important in terms how we construct selfhood. I have already put down some of my thoughts about the implications of the subjectivity fetish, referring to ...

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don’t beam me up! a casual note on identity

08.27.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

If you have a back up file of of your mind on disk and a genetic recording of your physical make up, if you then get killed in an accident and then somebody restores you by replicating an exact copy of you using the stored information: would that be you resurrected (minus the experience you ...

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