Complete self-understanding at last

screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-18-11-26In the past couple of centuries, writes Dalrymple,

we have been offered the chimera of complete self-understanding: Marxism, Freudianism, Darwinism.

The latest offer

is neuroscience. This time it is for real, they tell us. Those Marxists, Freudians, and Darwinians were simpleminded; this time, finally, all will be made clear.

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