It wasn’t a diagnosis. ‘Narcissism’ was a term in ordinary language before it was a technical term in clinical psychology. Narcissus looked into a stream and saw only himself; JP looks into myths and sees only his own ideas reflected back at him.

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews — personal website: https://axdouglas.com/

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