Does our self-image get in the way of us living our lives?

” ‘Know thyself’ is not just silly advice: it’s actively dangerous”, so reads the title of an essay from Aeon Magazine (Found here). The accusation is that you can not know yourself because you change over time, and therefore to know yourself is a mistaken notion. At most, you can only know who you were…… Continue reading Does our self-image get in the way of us living our lives?

Understanding identity in terms of markets

How we define ourselves is a complicated question. We seem to know exactly who we are, but when we try to define who we are, it becomes increasingly difficult. Popularly, the issue which expresses its self is that of language. I can say that my name is Lawrence, but what makes me different from other…… Continue reading Understanding identity in terms of markets