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We humans, Parfit argued, are not a consistent identity moving through time, but a chain of successive selves, each tangentially linked to, and yet distinct from, the previous and subsequent ones. The boy who begins to smoke despite knowing that he
A Model Woman focuses on an unusual real-life couple, writes Dionne Christian When Gerda Wegener's model failed to turn up to work at the Danish artist and illustrator's studio, the painter took drastic action to meet her deadline drawing for turn-of-
11 February 2013 Even the most secure models might have a hard time posing for this eccentric photographer. London-based Rut Mackel is the woman behind The Ugly Truth photo series which intends to show how perceptions change when looks change...Rut
Are you concerned that you don't have the financial means to fully retire anytime soon?...There is much more to retirement than reaching some magic number where you will be able to cover your living expenses. Your personal identity may be closely
Columbia Pictures/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar " Who the hell am I? " asks Total Recall 's protagonist, Quaid (or maybe Hauser), as soon as the matter falls into doubt. It's a question we all might ask, particularly when our idea of ourselves has been
PDT Dear Dr. Alasko: In the past few months our daughter has been bringing home friends who dress and act strangely. One boy is growing dreadlocks (he's blond) and another boy wears torn and shabby clothes though his parents can afford better.
Photo copyright Doug Benner Jonah Lehrer talks to the psychologist Bruce Hood about his new book, The Self Illusion ...You argue that the self this entity at the center of our personal universe is actually just a story, a constructed narrative...They
How can we stop abusing the environment, give ourselves superintelligence, and live forever? H+ Magazine on the inevitable necessity of switching from spongy flesh brains to uploaded ones: Universal mind uploading, or universal uploading for short,
Have our concepts of personal identity and identity management changed in the social networking era, with a quarter of a billion people using Facebook on any given day? World-leading experts are gathering in Wellington to discuss these questions and
Story continues below ''Be true to yourself'' is for some another way of saying live life to the full, think for yourself and be willing to stand out from the crowd. Psychologists generally regard authenticity as a basic requirement for mental health.