If you have been here before, you will know that this blog is a generalist one rather than something purely for specialists.  It is also mainly about you rather than about me, even if you consider yourself to be a specialist of some sort. 

I like to enliven the usually dry abstractions of academic subjects though I am still devoted to accuracy - and privacy.

Do you have any special knowledge on the topic of identity?

A few of my personal insights and experiences are added here and there in this blog - By Any Other Name - to help me to explore and explain various topics.  Hopefully, they will also help you to reflect upon ideas about identity from a point of view other than your own.   

Do you try to make the topic of identity as it should be - human, individual and interconnected?

By Any Other Name is mainly about the psychological and philosophical aspects of identity, with a few political features of the topic introduced from time to time.

Identity is one of those tricky topics most of us find confusing at various stages of our lives.  Our bodies and minds continually change, as do our social interactions, and our experiences of living.

By Any Other Name introduces some of my own investigations into the topic of identity.  This blog does not delve particularly deeply.  My own identity is something I neither hide too deeply nor share too deeply - I hope!

Who are you?

How do you gain knowledge of yourself?

How do you express your current sense of identity?

Are you more likely to express your identity through your work, through your personal relationships, or through your hobbies and recreational interests? 

Do you have several identities?

Do you run a business as an extension of your sense of identity?  

Are you a social entrepreneur?

As we learn about ourselves and the world around us, and about each other, we might sometimes feel that we are strangers to ourselves, and perhaps to the people we have "known" for a large part of our lives.

How do you learn about other people, and why is it important to gain an understanding of them?

Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher, wrote that his mentor, Socrates, believed an unexamined life was not worth living.  But what does it mean to have a worthy and examined life?  Do you agree with Plato and Socrates, or do you have a different point of view? 

Each of my blogs invites your thoughtful comments and questions.  For an intelligent and thoughtful standard of interaction, all comments will be moderated before publication.

You may like to contact me more privately if you find anything here of particular value to you and you have something to say that I may find valuable.

My email address is:
writetovia  (at)  gmail . com 

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