6. The Prison of the Self

  1. Martin Cohen

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327960.ch6

Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain

Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain

How to Cite

Cohen, M. (2010) The Prison of the Self, in Mind Games: 31 Days to Rediscover Your Brain, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327960.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337099

Online ISBN: 9781444327960

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Keywords:

  • Day 6, the prison of the self - task of attempting to escape;
  • Descartes, and his Meditations - its famous ‘cogito’;
  • historians, talking of a kind of ‘mutation’ - in human nature itself;
  • shifting away from collective consciousness of groups;
  • John Bunyan, the Puritan writer of Pilgrim's Progress;
  • John Donne, exquisitely depressing poet - amongst its victims;
  • ‘Death Be Not Proud’ - by John Donne