Socrates on Self-Confidence 1 of 6 – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” ~ Francis Bacon

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Socrates on Self-Confidence 1 of 6 – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

Published on May 23, 2012

This six part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life.

Episode 1: Socrates on Self-Confidence – Why do so many people go along with the crowd and fail to stand up for what they truly believe? Partly because they are too easily swayed by other people’s opinions and partly because they don’t know when to have confidence in their own.

A few other references:

  1. Guide to Philosophy by Peter Suber was an Internet resource – now defunct as it had not been updated since 2003 – Mr. Suber now recommends Tom Stone’s EpistemeLinks, EpistemeLinks was started in 1997 and later grew to include over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and had several additional features. After becoming increasingly out of date, the site was taken down in 2011. This page now provides selected links to some outstanding resources for philosophy. I hope you find this listing helpful. – Thomas Stone
  2. Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy (IEP) A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource
  3. Online Philosophy Club The Online Philosophy Club is a great website about philosophy. It is very informative. It contains many articles about various philosophical topics.
  4. Philosophy | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education . Online coursesshort courses online course icon Online courses > short courses > Philosophy. illustration. The questions of philosophy are the oldest (and possibly the hardest) there are.
  5. Philosophy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  6. Philosophy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  7. Department of Philosophy – Tufts University ase.tufts.edu/philosophy/ For information on how to apply to our programs, or to access philosophy resources at Tufts, in the Boston area, and online, please visit our Online Resources.
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