- Module code: PH9A9
- Module name: Self-Knowledge
- Department: Philosophy
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
Most people have heard of the Ancient Greek maxim “Know Thyself” and Socrates’ observation that the unexamined life isn’t worth living. But what is self-knowledge, and how is such a thing even possible for us? How do we gain self-knowledge, and is this kind of knowledge easy or difficult for us to have? How much self-knowledge can we have, and to what extent is self-ignorance something we have to live with? Why does self-knowledge matter anyway? Is it really true that a life without self-knowledge wouldn’t be worth living?
Timetabled teaching activities
This module will run in the Autumn term of the 2017/18 academic year.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: PH9A9-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||7500 word essay||100%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (visiting exchange students)||100%|
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