Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio presented their recently published book to a seminar at the MWK today:
Genuine Pretending. On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi, Columbia University Press, New York 2017.
Profilicity: Notes on the Problem of Identity
Are we in an age of diminished authenticity and on the rise of genuine pretending as a new paradigm of identity construction? We surely move from a first order observation to what Luhmann called second order observation, hence move away from what we are or want to be and go to how one wants to be seen, liked ...
The project makes use of Chinese philosophy of the Confucian classics of the Zhuangzi and pertains to the discussion of sincerity vs. authenticity.