THE BIG IDEAS
What Does It Mean to Be Human? Don’t Ask
We don’t see the problem with our self-importance because our narcissism is so complete.
Over time, the idea of “being human” has surely meant — and will continue to mean — many things. There is and has never been just one answer. But surely one thing it ought to involve today is the ability to recognize that the question itself is a problem.
New York Times
By Martha C. Nussbaum
Ms. Nussbaum is a philosopher.
Aug. 20, 2018