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Valentina Nicolae
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Monday, 10 December 2018

Will Storr On Why You Are Not Yourself

The Ezra Klein Show, a podcast created by the founder of Vox, is the place to go if you’re interested in hearing nuanced conversations about pretty much anything, including the Trump administration, the far-right movement, investigative journalism, psychedelics, climate change and so on.

In this episode, Klein discusses the concept of “self” with his guest Will Storr, author of the book Selfie. They approach the matter from all angles possible, so that you come to understand that the term “mind-bending”, used in the description on their website, is not just a word they threw out there. To what extent are our selves culturally and genetically mediated, and how does that influence our being in the world? What happens to a person’s sense of self when you mess with their brains? What makes a good person? How are our selves shaped by economy? These and so many other questions are debated.

This is food for thought (or rumination, depending on how high you score on the anxiety scale) that can, ideally, make you look at and treat yourself with a little more compassion. 

Will Storr On Why You Are Not Yourself
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