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Self-Quantification and the End of Wisdom

July 1st, 2011 | 4 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

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Self-quantification has a strong allure precisely because it combines two deeply rooted promises of American culture:  that we will achieve technological mastery over every part of our existence, and that in doing so we will achieve a sense of self-fulfillment that the therapists have promised us.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.

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