The Art of Thinking and Living(思考與人生)

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GFVM1016 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

What is correct thinking? What are the principles and methods of correct thinking? Which is more important in life, money and fame, friendship or love? Is death a bad thing for us? Does life have meaning? What is the relationship between thinking correctly and living well? This course explores the complex interplay between critical thinking and living well. Students will be introduced the basic concepts and principles of correct thinking. Emphasis, however, will be given to their applications to life problems. In this connection, the course will discuss topics on life issues such as money and fame, friendship, love, death and the meaning of life, with a view to helping students understand how to apply the principles and methods of correct thinking to the life issues in question. The course will also explore how ethical perspectives such as the ethical perspectives of Aristotle, Confucianism and Daoism could affect people’s style of decision-making and problem-solving in dealing with the issues.

What do the students say about this course?

The course introduces the principles of good decision-making and effective problem-solving, and how these knowledge improve students’ techniques in making decisions and tackling problems critically and creatively in everyday life situations, e.g. work, wealth, love, health……

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Amanda Lam


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.