The philosophers who invented the modern self

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Just over 200 years ago, a group of renegade German writers and philosophers came together in a small town and forever changed who we think we are. Andrea Wulf tells this story in her book "Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self." They created a new vision of what it means to have a unique and personal identity. It's also a scandalous story, with these charismatic geniuses hopping in and out of bed with each other,