“Problems of identity are more prevalent than ever before. All the differences between people that are woven together to create modern society are in turmoil. All the existing dichotomies have started to shift, everything is in a state of flux, but not in the way that Heraclitus meant. I harbour a suspicion that there must be a mechanism that is driving the entire system of public debate into a heightened state of nervous tension – let’s call it the law of growing irritability. Modern man’s concept of self is being put under great strain and he is fighting to maintain a certain minimum standard of identity.”
(Peter Sloterdijk “Die Sitten verwildern, die Gerechtigkeit ist obdachlos [Morals are running wild, justice is homeless]”, NZZ, 2018)