Identity And The Identity Of Identity

1084 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
We live in a world where we are constantly dealing with the question of identity. Here is one of many definitions of the word “Identity” from the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “The relation established by psychological identification” Who am I? What am I doing here? What is my purpose in life? These are frequently asked questions within the minds of teenagers and young adults. In this day and age, there have been times where many teens and young adults have tried to find psychologically where they belong in the world and where they might discover their identity. Some will try to find their identity in other people, (i.e Celebrities, Singers, etc.) and others will find their identity in what they listen to, or the movies they watch, and will try to take on those personas. Because in today’s society it is easier to mask who you are, rather than discover what you are capable of. In this discourse we are going to take a look at some examples of identity, and how we can better understand the meaning of it and how we can apply it to today.
Issue of Identity #1: In David Hume’s Bundle Theory of The Self, he states that there is no “fixed self” (or identity) but rather they are all mere perceptions. (Identities) Lust, love, hate, fear, sorrow, according to Hume these are all mere perceptions that have nothing to do with the idea or impression of self, but that it is something that we perceive to be feeling. And that we are all made up of perceptions and each…
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