Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

April 04, 2022 00:50:51
Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

Apr 04 2022 | 00:50:51

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Show Notes

Barbara Newman is the John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. She’s the author of a dozen books, including a new one we discuss today. Titled The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, the book explores the phenomenon of coinherence – the deep, inextricable influences on our personhood by teachers, mothers, romantic partners, and even beings from the supernatural world.

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