The present troubles in the US have been growing for some time and are exacerbated by “identity politics”. The new identity paradigm has the potential to align thinking in a way that overcomes much disharmony that currently divides our world—particularly in relation to racism
Covid-19: The worst we can do is pine after what has been taken away. It’s best to move forward in a totally different world. Doing so offers us surprising opportunities. For the stay-at-home Irish we can start by re-exploring our own back yard.
Science has given us objective ways to define identity. But some believe that alternative notions (like “Irishness”) are superior because they are subjective and instinctive. The article shows the answer is not “either/or”
By separating identity from perceptions of who we are, allows us to recognise the difference between subjective and objective dimensions of our lives. Our identity is objective in nature; our perspectives are subjective ways of perceiving ourselves. There is no contradiction between these views
Who am I? Most of us ask the question at critical stages or during periods of major upheaval in our lives. The answer has two dimensions: me as a person, and me as part of a group. In our quest for answers we are seeking something that makes us unique and different.