Barbara Ehrenreich compiled a wonderful collection of historical views relating to the invention of ‘self’ as well as the concept of a ‘soul’ in Chapter Eleven: The Invention of the Self in her book, Natural Causes.
It’s not easy to be optimistic when surrounded by dunces
- Your soul is nothing more than thoughts
- Just when I was getting optimistic… “people”
- Elizabeth’s dog
- Dear Evan Corcoran,
- Happiness in a mother’s death