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Semaine
1
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26 minutes pour terminer

Getting started

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Reading
4 lectures
Reading4 lectures
Introduction: Know Thyself @ Wireless Philosophy6 min
About this course5 min
Course assessments and exercises5 min
Optional companion book0
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

Socrates and the Examined Life

At his trial, charged with corrupting the Athenian youth, Socrates isn't exactly apologetic. He tells the jury to their faces that they only charged him because they don't like that he forces them to confront uncomfortable truths. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the jury sentences him to death. Socrates accepts the sentence unfazed, famously stating that he'd rather die than stop making people think, as 'an unexamined life is not worth living'. In this module we will examine this dictum and ask: was Socrates right to throw shade on the unexamimed life?...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 48 min), 6 lectures, 7 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Is anyone wiser than Socrates?4 min
I know that I know (almost) nothing6 min
Meditative moment3 min
Is an unexamined life worth living?5 min
"Not to be lived"10 min
What is knowledge good for?8 min
Summary2 min
Reading6 lectures
Existentialist Comics - The "Apology"10 min
Know Thyself, Chapter One10 min
Interesting videos and podcasts10 min
Plato's Apology - full text10 min
'Socrates' by Professor Deborah Nails10 min
'The Delphic Oracle: A Multidisciplinary Defense of the Gaseous Vent Theory' By Spiller et al10 min
Quiz7 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts0
Practice Quiz 1: The Oracle0
Practice Quiz 2: knowledge, wisdom and ignorance0
Knowledge and ignorance15 min
Do you agree?5 min
Module One Quiz: 5 questions assessed10 min
Chapter One Quiz10 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
4 heures pour terminer

Descartes' Essence

Are you dreaming right now? How do you know you're not? Rene Descartes set himself a pretty titanic task: to doubt absolutely everything he cannot be certain of - even that the world exists! - and then try to see if we can rebuild our knowledge of ourselves and the world only from what we can be really certain of. In the process, he formulated some provocative thoughts on the radical separation of the mind from the body....
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 67 min), 7 lectures, 6 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Descartes11 min
What can be called into doubt?9 min
Are you dreaming now?8 min
I think, therefore I am8 min
Concerning God9 min
The physical and the mental6 min
Divisibility of mind and body4 min
Meditative moment2 min
Dualism5 min
Reading7 lectures
Know Thyself, Chapter Two10 min
Interesting videos and podcasts10 min
Brief essay on Descartes' argument for dualism10 min
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy10 min
Correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elisabeth10 min
Prof. Christia Mercer on Descartes' debt to Teresa of Avila10 min
Rationalism vs Empiricism10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts5 min
Practice Quiz 12 min
Practice Quiz 22 min
Evaluate Descartes' argument10 min
Evaluate the arguments again10 min
Module Two Quiz: 5 questions assessed10 min
Semaine
3
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3 heures pour terminer

A re-casting of the Mind/Body problem

Descartes' dualistic picture of the mind-body relation was highly influential for centuries. A vocal minority of thinkers challenged dualism, but only in the Twentieth Century did Gilbert Ryle manage to discern how Descartes' dualistic reasoning went wrong. In understanding Ryle's approach, we will also gain an appreciation of how know-how is a legitimate form of knowledge, and of how one way of gaining self-knowledge is by looking outward rather than looking inward....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 66 min), 7 lectures, 5 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Ghost in the machine9 min
Stupid is, as stupid does12 min
Embodied cognition13 min
Locked in12 min
The materialist strikes back6 min
Meditative moment3 min
Reading7 lectures
Know Thyself, chapter three10 min
Interesting videos and podcasts10 min
On embodied cognition10 min
Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind0
Gilbert Ryle at the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy10 min
Locked-In Syndrome10 min
Another MOOC: more about embodied cognition0
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts5 min
Practice quiz2 min
More know-how intelligence2 min
Examples of failed phosphorescence or introspection/infallibility15 min
Module Three Quiz: 5 questions assessed10 min
Semaine
4
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4 heures pour terminer

MIND AND SELF: Some Aspects of Human Nature

Is there such a thing as a human nature? And if there is, how can we know what it is? In this module we will look at how the concept of human nature is used and potentially misused, and what can all this tell us about ourselves. And finally: can human nature be changed?...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 50 min), 8 lectures, 5 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Investigating human nature7 min
How best to live?8 min
Theory of human emotions8 min
Non-basic emotions7 min
Second nature8 min
Meditative moment2 min
Reading8 lectures
Existentialist Comics - Sartre10 min
Human nature: Six things we all do (New Scientist)20 min
Human nature matters (Aeon)20 min
Some interesting videos and podcasts30 min
Read more about Confucius, Mencius, and Xunzi (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)10 min
Read more about Sartre, Existentialism, and Nothingness (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)10 min
Steve Darwall: Empathy, Sympathy, Care10 min
More on basic emotions10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Initial thoughts5 min
Your rituals2 min
Human nature as an excuse15 min
Part of human nature?2 min
Module Four Quiz: 5 questions assessed10 min
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

Final assessment

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Reading
2 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading2 lectures
Share what you've learned by editing the Wikipedia entry on self-knowledge! min
A brief How-To10 min
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par TGSep 3rd 2018

I learned a lot about what self-knowledge and how it can enhance my life. The lectures and forum discussions were very thought-provoking. The meditative moments were an added bonus!

par RRSep 7th 2018

this course was super well explained, lovely to watch, and very easy to absorb and apply to self through the introspection questions.

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Mitchell Green

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