A Cacophony of Selves and a Conflict of Interests

“While many scholars touch on the theoretical underpinnings and the historical deployment of self-interest, I will try to track the many selves and interests of the marginal writer and painter in exile, in prison, and beyond up to the alienation that comes with liberation. As seen through the prism of my personal trajectory, self-interest is more one of cohesion, coherence, and integration than the tyranny of self-fulfillment.”

The talk is part of the international conference “Why Do We Believe in Self-Interst?” chaired by Susan Neiman. It took place at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam.