Compare And Contrast Locke And Nicholas Carr

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Many have debated about the psychological aspect of what makes us human. Some say that human nature and the mind can be influenced by the world around us. Whether it be physical or social influences in our environment, they both play a role in the development of our thoughts, actions, and emotions. People, like Nicholas Carr and John Locke, have put thought into what they believe is their point of view of the mind. Both Carr and Locke share a similar idea of the mind which is that experiences are the foundations of the mind. Nicholas Carr believes that technology has the ability to allow humans adapt to society. This excerpt, "A Thing Like Me," is about how technology becomes part of human lives in the sense that it should enhance their skills and not control their lives. In the excerpt, Carr states, "What makes us most human … is what is least computable about us - the connections between…show more content…
As for Locke, he emphasizes that "external objects furnish the mind with the ideas of sensible qualities, which are all those different perceptions they produce in us; and the mind furnishes the understanding with ideas of its own operations" (102). What Locke states is similar to the idea of Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" because our perception of the experiences we encounter is going to be different for everyone else. Today, both Carr and Locke's views of the mind can be interpreted as the advocacy for freedom. Throughout the past few years, many have expressed their opinions on freedom and how people have the choice to be or do whatever their heart desires and what their mindsets for them. Carr's view of the mind can be interpreted as the use of technology and how it benefits society. From Locke's point of view, it can be interpreted as the self-expression of who they are and what they want to

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