self confidence charles pépin


Finally someone breaks the monopoly of self-help books on self-confidence, bursts it and subverts it. One believed that self-confidence, as a subject, was limited in our philosophical tradition to a couple of quotes from Goethe, a celebrated and visionary text by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the entire life of Walt Whitman. But no, there is much more, and Pépin, a French professor of philosophy, spins it well. Interesting at the very least, whether it inspires you further depends not so much on your natural disposition as on your desire.