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Title: Who are you? The Effects of Social Network Sites on the Construct of Personal Identity: The Meta-Patterns View
Authors: Shaw, Zachary
Advisors: Harman, Gilbert
Contributors: Lorenz, Hendrik
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 54 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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