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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