Distinguishing the perilous adventure of selfhood

Terry Eagleton writing in the latest edition of The London Review of Books: Kierkegaard is careful to distinguish the perilous adventure of selfhood from whimsical self-fashioning, in which the self, intoxicated by endless possibility, reinvents itself experimentally from moment to moment, shucking off responsibility for the past and surrendering to the aesthetic allure of the…

Timely warning

It turns out the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau was once knocked arse over tit in the street by a galloping Great Dane.