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4 Defining ourselves

Many of the problems in the world today, when one reflects upon them, call for an answer to an ancient question: What is it to be human?

I believe there is no single immutable answer. We humans are what we conceive ourselves to be, by which I mean two things: what we will ourselves to be and what we say we are. Our self-conceptions are,

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