self-knowledge


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au·tog·no·sis

(aw'tog-nō'sis),
Recognition of one's own character, tendencies, and peculiarities.
Synonym(s): self-knowledge
[auto- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]

self-knowledge

(sĕlf′nŏl′ĭj)
n.
Knowledge or understanding of one's own nature, abilities, and limitations; insight into oneself.
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More delineation between Putin's government and his "average" supporter might have been helpful in highlighting just how much the lack of self-knowledge has become a liability among the elite.
Quietness as well as modesty, the next definition, and self-knowledge, too, take a sophisticated audience to be recognized as power, not weakness.
This is a stage in which self-knowledge becomes valuable in one's relationship to others.
(16) Now, in the case of the mind's self-knowledge and self-love, both knowledge and love are in the mind.
In a pithy formulation that could well function as a general description of the issue at stake in all three essays mentioned above, he writes: "Research objectifies things by implicating them in facts, but research also subjectifies (sometimes even subjugates) people by implicating them in acts." Anniken Greve, Professor of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Oslo, on the other hand, approaches the problem of academic self-knowledge from the viewpoint of certain internal discussions within her own field, literary theory, and works out their broader relevance for literature and even reading as a whole.
Self-knowledge acquired in this way might be expected to enjoy first person authority in both of the senses described above.
Lack of information is another barrier to self-knowledge - in some situations, people might not have the information they would need to accurately assess themselves.
According to this discussion, self-knowledge is an ordinary aspect of competence in the use of language.
To be sure, Gioia is privy to the fact that according to Augustine mind and self-knowledge are intimately related: 'Mind and self-knowledge coincide to the point that the suppression of either of the two entails the disappearance of the other, since the very substance of the mind is self-knowledge' (207).
More specifically, Chad Walsh has commented that "the central psychological theme, though not clear until almost the end of the book, is the quest for self-knowledge" (163).
The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire, by Shadi Bartsch.
Learning is sustained when students develop self-knowledge.