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By kevin_wiens (registered) | Posted January 18, 2011 at 11:33:51

I get the sense that Andrew Potter believes there are more meaningful forms of involvement out there but the picture he paints definitely focuses on how identity is projected outward rather than personal experience (more Yoga pants, less meditation). In some sense, his view seems like that of the outsider looking in; a cool, objective analysis applied to something human. There are some good recent examples of philosophers writing about modern culture where the writer takes a more personal approach, with great results:

Carl Wilson's Let's Talk About Love, a Journey to the End of Taste

Mark Kingwell's Better Living, In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Prozac

Comment edited by kevin_wiens on 2011-01-18 11:34:16

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