Occam’s Razor suggests that the simplest explanation is usually best. As such, the simplest among competing theories of identity resides in the new paradigm of universal identity.
In common with current practice, the Pew Research Center continues to apply outdated subjective perspectives of identity in understanding the term. This article provides a straightforward alternative.
Universal identity is described here in a nutshell – despite the fact that conciseness is not common in identity studies
The creation of a modern ‘sense of self’ for Ireland is proposed. James Joyce is the ideal icon to represent this change.
A radically new paradigm of identity is presented in answer to President Higgins’ call for a redefinition of ‘Irishness’