Sunday, March 29, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] invention of the self


thank you so much for the addition of "invention of the self" to
the discussion on artists as inventors !!

it seems to me that the brain is such a "plastic organ" that
indeed many things that we take to be part of innate nature
actually are the result of our interactions with the artefacts we

one of the big mysteries in the history of human beings is why
it took so long to invent written languages= written languates are
a really recent invention in the history of homo sapiens

so much of what i consider to be part of "myself' comes not only
from my interactions with other people and the world, but with the
artefacts we build= what was it like to be a human being before
written language and the visual arts were invented ?

Roger Malina is in France at this time


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When in France I can be reached at:
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