Authenticity: Good and Bad
Many of us feel that being authentic is a life goal. We will look at that claim, and with the help of a recent article, compare the goal of authenticity with another more plainly ethical goal. We will ask if there may be a potential downside to authenticity, and try to find when authenticity might be useful and when it might not be.
Anālayo, “Luminous Mind in Theravāda and Dharmaguptaka Discourses”. In JOCBS 2017 (13).
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