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According to legend, inscribed on walls of the temple on the sacred site of Delphi in Ancient Greece were two premier injunctions: NOTHING IN EXCESS, and KNOW THYSELF. This course will be an examination of the latter injunction in an effort to discover what self-knowledge is, why it might be valuable, and what, if any, limitations it might face. What is missing from a person lacking in self-knowledge that makes her less wise, virtuous, or competent in certain areas than others who have this capacity, and what if anything might she do to fill that gap? Historical sources as well as recent research in philosophy, experimental social psychology, and neuroscience will inform our investigation, in the course of which we will become students of our own dreams, and cultivate some meditative practices. Learning Outcomes: Learners will gain familiarity with prominent themes from Western, classical Chinese, and Buddhist approaches to our knowledge of ourselves. In the course of doing so, they will gain an appreciation of the relation of self-knowledge to wisdom, of the value of intellectual humility, as well as of methods of learning about oneself that do not depend on introspection. Learners will also become familiar with contemporary research in experimental social psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience into the emotions, the unconscious, the role of affect in decision making, and self-deception. They will also gain an appreciation of a challenge to the assumption of a coherent, unified self that derives from the Buddhist tradition. --- This course was created by a partnership between The University of Edinburgh and Humility & Conviction and Public Life Project, an engaged research project based at the University of Connecticut and funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation....



Jun 21, 2020

Really in depth and easy to follow information on a great array of topics, philosophers and philosophies. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest of learning new knowledge .


Jun 24, 2020

This is a well put together course. It is beneficial to borrow or purchase the course textbook. I enjoyed the course instructor and his use of meditation breaks every so often was great.


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創建者 rebecca r

Sep 07, 2018

this course was super well explained, lovely to watch, and very easy to absorb and apply to self through the introspection questions.

創建者 Luis C O

Sep 06, 2018

Wonderful course. Congratulations prof Mitch. Keep up the good work. Very interesting the meditations. It was a wonderful initiative.

創建者 Michael S

Aug 24, 2020

A brilliant course. It teaches much ability to think and much useful knowledge. Also it is very engaging and a pleasure to take.

創建者 dan h

Feb 10, 2019

Good content just a technical issue some of the modules repeat themselves even though they have different names.

創建者 Kathleen R

Jan 15, 2019

Fascinating subject. Course was well-designed, good lectures and interesting readings. Highly recommend.

創建者 马秀欢

Jul 25, 2019

It's really useful and helpful,especially the extra materials applied in it. Thank you for everything.

創建者 Joseph G

Sep 08, 2018

Very well-done online course packed with knowledge. This was my favorite Coursera course thus far!

創建者 Christopher L

Aug 26, 2018

Great introduction to basic, Philosophical concepts and thinkers largely by way of Descartes.

創建者 Eldrick J F O

Oct 12, 2018

Phenomenal! It allowed me to peer closer to views which I now considered to be misconstrued.

創建者 Hazel I

Jun 19, 2020

Loved this course. Well structured, knowledgeable professors. Inspiring content. Thank you.

創建者 Erica D

Jul 09, 2020

This course was really Interesting and gave a lot great perspective. Definitely recommend!

創建者 Ajaya G

Jun 04, 2020

The video presentations are excellent. Concepts are very well explained. Learnted a lot.

創建者 Amy S

Apr 26, 2020

An absolutely wonderful course, easy to follow with thoughtful prompts and assignments.

創建者 nadia a

Aug 03, 2020

For me, it was an essential course to widen my knowledge in myself and in philosophy.

創建者 ROSA L C S

Mar 30, 2020

I understand more about myself, and how deep we can go to understand ourselves.

創建者 Rick S

Jul 21, 2019

A course that has impacted the way I live and think. Would recommend to anyone.

創建者 Jessica I

Aug 17, 2020

A wonderful introductory course into the idea of the self. Highly engaging.

創建者 Ranjana S

Nov 09, 2019

The course is well paced and covers very interesting and insightful topics

創建者 Shyenne B

Apr 17, 2020

Very educational and I love how engaged you can be with the course!

創建者 Emma T

Apr 25, 2020

I really enjoyed this course - I found it very thought-provoking.

創建者 Ritesh K

Mar 12, 2019

Wonderful course..! though yet to know more to know Thyself..!!!!

創建者 Ni W C

May 24, 2020

this lesson teach me a lot especially reflection about myself.

創建者 Beth M

Jun 25, 2020

able to process information and reflect on life experiences

創建者 Kevin

Jul 29, 2020

Excellent course; thought-provoking. Also entertaining.

創建者 Karen P

Jun 03, 2019

Very interesting course. Engaging and well structured.