Posts in Self Help & Identity
#29: The “I” in Us

Danielle suggests that identity politics—organizing and motivating political action through features of your identity such as race, gender, class, nationality, religion, etc.—is insufficient for the type of collective action needed to solve some important global problems. How do we, as a society, tackle issues like climate change or global poverty when we see ourselves as fractured groups, each with its own concerns? José believes that all political action must necessarily begin with the interests, needs, and perspectives of identity.

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#10: Help Yourself

Danielle and José discuss philosophy as self-help. José hates self-help as a genre, and Danielle claims that philosophy would make for better self-help than many of the books currently on the market. She outlines how philosophy could address what makes so many self-help books annoying and ultimately disappointing.

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