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Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? Do the objects of the universe have an inherent beauty that lies beyond the need for human apprehension? To what extent are we genetically predisposed to consider something beautiful? Do we truly have free will in our apprehension of beauty?
This module considers the issue of aesthetics and how beauty is processed and understood in the brain.
The Japanese have a practice known as Naikan. It is a structured method of self-introspection. It literally means, “Looking inward.” However, a metaphorical interpretation of it would mean to consider oneself with the mind’s eye....
Ikigai is a Japanese word. It translates loosely as “reason for being”. The Japanese believe everyone has an Ikigai. But finding it requires patience, exploration of the outside world, deep introspection, and a search for...
The Royal Society took as its motto the phrase, Nulius in Verba: “Take nobody's word for it.” Ultimately, science and societies based on the scientific method triumphed because of a desirable focus on evidence and...
Altruism is the unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others. To distinguish it from mere helpfulness, some would go further and say that it is not merely being helpful; it is helpfulness...