Metacognition (Part1): What or How We Think is Not Quite as Important as How We Can Govern Our Reasoning

Photograph: Al Gore explaining data findings on global warming for his documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ (Picture Credit: The Hollywood Reporter) Reason in a creature is a faculty of widening the rules and purposes of the use of all its powers far beyond natural instinct; it acknowledges no limits to its projects. Reason itself does not work instinctively but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to progress gradually from one level of insight to another.…
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Defining Human Agency: Towards an Interdependent Model of Human Autonomy

Illustration by Jim Tsinganos (IA Illustration Awards, 2015): Which is my authentic Self? PDF Version: Defining Human Autonomy, Kompa, J., 2016 Introduction: Beyond money, what makes us truly happy and free? How could I argue with a Nobel Prize winner? I admire Daniel Kahneman’s work, not only his contributions to behavioural economics but also his recent work on wellbeing and happiness. Kahneman demonstrated that high income improves the evaluation of life, but not necessarily emotional well-being (Kahneman &…
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