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    Avocado and Artichoke - Views of self

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    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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    Q - What are some of the differences/similarities between the avocado and artichoke views of the self?
    A - According to Mitchell (2007), the view of the avocado self is one wherein man has a stable core of the self, so that his outer layer, when peeled off (if one takes away elements about him), this stable core is present - the seed at the heart of the avocado fruit. Meanwhile the view of the artichoke self sees man as made up of many layers - all these layers make up man, with no 'core' ...

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