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Who are you? The Effects of Social Network Sites on the Construct of Personal Identity: The Meta-Patterns View

Author/​Artist:
Shaw, Zachary [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Harman, Gilbert [Browse]
Contributor(s):
Lorenz, Hendrik [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2016
Description:
54 pages
Summary note:
I first orient the reader to social network sites’ (SNSs) role as a re-ontologizing technology. After an analysis of the various theories of personal identity, I conclude that the informational meta-patterns theory can best explain SNSs’ effects on our personal identities. From an understanding of this theory, I conclude that we, ourselves, are only patterns of information that we use to comprehend our worlds.