described philosophers in chapter 3, the one that suits most with my own
perspective about myself is David Hume’s
view of self.
to Hume the self is tied to our own experience. Hume trusted that the whole
substance of the mind were drawn as a
matter of experience only. The boost could be outer or inside. Hume portrays
what he calls impressions as opposed to thoughts. Impressions are distinctive
recognitions and were solid and lively. For Hume there is no mind or self. The
discernments that one has are just dynamic when one is conscious. This
completely matches with my thought of self. Whenever I think about ” who I am”
, I don’t find any accurate answer on that. I think my own self is completely
dependable on the life experiences I face everyday. That’s what myself is all
about. It’s always changeable, because the experiences are always different.
So, the identification of self cannot be constant. Hume requests that we
consider what impression gives us our idea of self. We tend to consider
ourselves selves—stable substances that exist after some time. Be that as it
may, regardless of how intently we analyze our own particular encounters, we
never watch anything past specific sentiments, sensations, and impressions. We
can’t watch ourselves, or what we are. There is no impression of the
“self” that ties our specific impressions together. As it were, we
can never be straightforwardly mindful of ourselves, just of what we are
experiencing at any given minute.
up the nearest thing that Hume could talk about as the self is like watching a
film or a play of one’s life. These recognitions themselves are separate from
each other and there is no binding together segment as a self to sort out such
for longterm reference.
almost the same. It is he experiences that make us who we are. The experiences
teach us to be better or to be worse depending on our choices we make. Everyday
we face new experiences and that takes us one step ahead to be introduced with