The Practice of Self-Understanding

Luigina Mortari

Abstract


To shed new light on the importance of self-care, it is fundamental to pinpoint the role of the emotional life for this process of self-inquiry. The action of knowing raises ethical issues, even more when dealing with the intimate essence of the person; respecting a delicate ethics is the ground for dealing with such investigation. After an analysis of philosophical and spiritual examples which focus on feelings and affective education, I provide a phenomenological account that introduces some methods for self-understanding and a possible self-transformation.


Keywords


Emotional Life; Education; Self-Reflectivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13136/thau.v3i0.60

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.13136/thau.v3i0.60.g62

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