What are some of the differences/similarities between the avocado and artichoke views of the self?What do you make of the…

  • What are some of the differences/similarities between the avocado and artichoke views of the self?
  • What do you make of the feminist, existential, and non-Western critiques of the essentialist/avocado self? Are there any other problems with the idea that human beings are fundamentally rational creatures?
  • What is the role of desire in the self? Is it really something separate from reason, as modernism, Christianity, and Islam assert? Can it be controlled? Should it be?

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