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Greg Johnson has a conversation with Canadian filmmaker Hugh MacDonald about the concepts vanity, pretentiousness, and snobbery. Topics include:
- Good and bad senses of vanity
- Good and bad senses of pretentiousness
- The concept of taste
- Good and bad senses of snobbery
- Bad vanity, pretentiousness, and snobbery all have aspects of failure and falsehood
- Rousseau on vanity (amour propre) vs. self-love (amour de soi-même)
- Vanity and honor
- Caring about the opinions of others
- Vanity and civilization
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