Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Sunday 13 September, 02009

Being yourself

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:40 pm

I was thinking about the idea of ‘being true to myself’. I will grant for the sake of this exploration that my self is accessible to me and can give me useful guidance. But there are still forces acting on my self that are at more or less beyond my control or even awareness. These include my upbringing, physiology, class, and perhaps especially the ideas-environment my society (mediated by e.g. friends, church, the internet, ads, books, tv) provides me. My self is at least partly formed by these things, and perhaps is the sum of all these influences. So if I consult it, I’m not necessarily hearing from a more authentic or reliable guide than e.g. 3 News. (more…)

Friday 11 September, 02009

Climate change &c.

by Matthew Bartlett @ 5:38 pm

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