Télos 2011 (156):113-130 (2011)

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Somogy Varga
Aarhus University
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ExcerptThe ideal of authenticity—roughly, that one should lead a life that is expressive of what the person takes herself to be—has become a strong and widespread ethical ideal with an immense impact on popular culture, most revealingly in the quest for authenticity in popular self-help literature. The “age of autonomy” that emphasized the individual's self-governing abilities is replaced by what Charles Taylor called “the age of authenticity.”1 In the same vein, Alessandro Ferrara notes that the concept of authenticity is “to contemporary modernity as the notion of autonomous subjectivity is to early modernity.”2At the same time, authenticity is no…
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