scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 809
Reflection Paper on The Self Who are you Any number of possible answers could right Or they may all be wrong The problem with answering the question of Self is the inability to define personal identity Jean-Paul Sartre believed that there was no self at least in a definite sense but only the making of ourselves in the future As much as a person may search for proof of self a tangible thing he will soon discover the futileness in such efforts The Self cannot be touched smelled or seen In essence it may not exist at all David Hume felt that when he looked within to find himself he always encountered some particular perception Without these perceptions he felt that he may truly not exist Taking the two thoughts of these great minds I examined myself Alas I could not determine through one view or the other on the idea of Self Sartres view of the Self is interesting but not complete He felt that Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself If that were true then the wh ole idea of true love cannot exist in fact love would not be If I make myself love another then I will be happy I can make this relationship work through sheer will But in reality I cannot make myself love another and still expect to be happy and even if I am happy what of the other person Sartre also believed that the Self was what we chose to be what we intended to be become in the future If we can never reach our true self than how can we truly say it exists How can one strive towards a goal which does not exist How can anyone who has never actually achieved true Self say that we chose what our true Self will be Which brings me to Humes view that without perception we
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA