MY BOOK OF THE YEAR
The most important, most helpful book I read this year is The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution.
Wow! I just finished it. I took copious notes, and am going to slowly re-read it.
This book traces the transformation of human identity into a primarily psychological understanding of personal identity as a state of mind or a state of feelings.
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Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made everything About Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody. By Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsey.
This is a savaging, intelligent assault on Critical Theory. It's written by two atheist scholars. What initially caught my attention were these two atheist reviews.