You may know who you are, but how do I know? Professor Caplan examines the knotty problem of identity verification through history: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/identity-and-identification
You may know who you are, but how do I know? Looking at how this question has been answered in the past will focus on the emergence of modern ID. The concepts of identity and identification, will be defined in terms who we are to ourselves, subjectively; and who we are to others, objectively. Conventional elements of identity documents will be considered, to see how they have been regulated and used.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Websitehttp://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/identity-and-identification
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