the self: another shift

“Sartre said, ‘Existence precedes essence.’ We make ourselves by what we choose to do. “

“For Nietzsche the only self worth living was the self of the …Overman, the one who has risen above the conventional herd and has fashioned himself.”

a shift:

premodern” theistic notion that human beings are dignified
by being created in the image of God
to
“modern” notion that human beings are the product of their DNA template, which itself is the result of unplanned evolution based on change mutations and the survival of the fittest
to
“postmodern” notion of an insubstantial self constructed by the language it uses
to describe itself
Sire – p. 181-2

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