14 July 2012

Against Authenticity

"The very idea of authenticity . . . is bogus." So says philosopher Alva Noë here. I have made arguments to just this effect* and so could not agree more.
* “Liberalism and the Politics of Cultural Authenticity.” Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 1:213-36 (June 2002).

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Blogger James Dunne said...

While I agree regarding authenticity, I think both Noë and (obviously) Brooks are off the mark regarding Springsteen. Though reading Brooks' column did result in an enjoyable mental image of the results of Romney attempting to process "be more authentic, act like Bruce Springsteen."

17 July, 2012 21:51  

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