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Tim Oakley

Tim Oakley lectured in many areas of philosophy at La Trobe University, and is now an honorary associate in the Philosophy Program.

Tim Oakley reviews 'Mirror, Mirror: The uses and abuses of self-love' by Simon Blackburn

May 2014, no. 361 30 April 2014
Everyone knows the emotions of self-concern – self-esteem, pride, vanity, self-respect – and associated character traits ­– authenticity, arrogance, humility, and the like. Yet as soon as we start to think seriously about them and the roles they play in personal and social life, they tantalise with their ambiguities and their resistance to easy definition. Some forms of self-concern, suc ... (read more)