"[You need] a world apart in which to build a new set of distinctions that [you can] then transfer to [your] way of thinking about [yourself] and others" (Turkle 145). These readings, the texts and projects are intended to provide opportunity for exploration of this kind of "contemplative space."

Baur, Susan. The Dinosaur Man: Tales of Madness and Enchantmentfrom the Back Ward.  New York: Edward Burlingame
          Books, 1991. (Psychology)

Frankl, Victor. "Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning," in Jacob Needleman, and Dennis Lewis, On the Way to Self
          Knowledge.New York: Alfred Knopf, 1976. (Psychotherapy and Religion)

Grudin, Robert. "Self-Knowledge" in The Grace of Great Things. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1990.

Harre, Rom and Grant Gillet. The Discursive Mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 1994, pp. 99-111.

Hofstadter, Douglas R. and Daniel C. Dennett, compilers. TheMind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul.
          New York: Basic Books, 1981. (Psychology/Artificial Intelligence)

hooks, bell. Talking Black: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black. Boston, MA:South End Press, 1989. pp. 1-18; 28-34
          (Black Studies/Feminism)

Perinbanayagam, R. S. Discursive Acts. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1991. (Linguistics)

Turkle, Sherry. The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984, pp.137-162;
           271-305. (Computers)