Why does self-knowledge matter? How and why is it connected to the practice of ethics? Elie During, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department of the University of Paris – Ouest Nanterre, addresses these questions in an article published in a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences entitled “Perspectives on the Self”.
In the following excerpt, the author examines Ostad Elahi’s concept of the “imperious self”, emphasizing the importance of self-modeling in the process of self-transformation.
Source: Elie During, “Self-knowledge and the practice of ethics: Ostad Elahi’s concept of the ‘imperious self’”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1234, Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness, pages 149–157, October 2011.