Society & Culture

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From the Self to the Selfie

March 13th, 2014

Episode 162 of 443 episodes

Academic philosopher and author Simon Blackburn explores the history of self-regard from Narcissus to "the selfie", and asks - is self-love to be deplored or is it a healthy and necessary part of life?