Philosophy of the Self in the Walking Dead
Identify a film, book, television show, or other form of
media/art that involves characters/narrators reflecting upon the nature of
identity and the self.
Explain at least one theory of identity. For example, you
might discuss rationalism, empiricism, or phenomenology. Cite support from the
primary text selections in the chapter as well as authoritative secondary
sources such as the course text and online lectures.
Analyze the film using at least one of the theories of
identity or freedom from this week's readings and lectures.
You may want to consider the following questions while
choosing a relevant theory and analyzing the media:
Do the characters doubt their own existence or their ability
to know themselves and the world around them?
Do the characters/narrator reflect upon whether they exist
and how they know what they know?
To what extent do the following factors impact their sense
of self: emotions, past experiences, rationality, other people, race, gender,
socio-economic status, ethnicity, and religion?
Are they conscious of themselves as having a