What Does It Mean to Be Human?

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

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.


photo ©Melissa Golden for The New York Times

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

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