Week 4 – Know Thyself | Was that a Freudian slip?
For my generation, learning about Freud and Freudian slips was an eye-opening experience We were pretty innocent of the ways of the world even as college students, so Freud’s ideas were very startling and, as such, really had an impact. Once one learns about Freudian slips, they seem to be a constant theme of life that…
Week 3 – Know Thyself | Maybe I am smarter than I thought!
I feel more intelligent – Thanks Gilbert Ryle! I have aways known that I am much better at learning how to do things such as speak a new language or write a computer program or solve a physical science problem than I ever am at memorizing a lot of facts or dates.
Week 2 – Know Thyself | Learned a lot about Descartes, but more about myself
The last time that I studied Descartes was over 50 years ago. In those days books with assigned readings were put on reserve in the library, and students had to sign up for a time slot in order to read them. When the appointed hour arrived
Week 1 – Know Thyself | Thanks, Prof Green for helping me stay calm!
Now that I have completed this week’s assignments, I feel as if I have just returned from a time-travel adventure to ancient Greece where I listened in on all the gossip about Socrates! The UVa Coursera course, Know Thyself by Professor Mitch Green, opened this week, and (at least for me) it sure was the…
Are you ready to #knowthyself ? Prof Mitch Green’s Coursera MOOC starts on March 4
The Delphic Oracle is said to have had two premier injunctions: NOTHING IN EXCESS, and KNOW THYSELF. This course will be an examination of the latter injunction. Our central questions fall into two categories. First, What is it? We shall inquire … Continue: www.coursera.org/course/knowthyself There is still time to sign up and join the tens of…
Lifelong Learners – Join us for #knowthyself from UVa Professor Mitch Green
The discussion thread will be named “OLLI” – ALL lifelong learners are welcome to join in the conversation. I hope that you will join us for Know Thyself,