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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....



Sep 03, 2018

I learned a lot about what self-knowledge and how it can enhance my life. The lectures and forum discussions were very thought-provoking. The meditative moments were an added bonus!


May 17, 2020

This was incredibly fun and relatively easy to follow. The additional readings were also helpful in painting a better picture of the topics. Very recommended!


26 - Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life 的 50 個評論(共 68 個)

創建者 Amy S

Apr 26, 2020

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

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 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 Karen P

Jun 03, 2019

Very interesting course. Engaging and well structured.

創建者 KING Y T

May 08, 2020

Amazing course, cannot wait to start the second part!

創建者 Md A H B

May 09, 2020

A vey good course to know about oneself, one’s mind.

創建者 David T

Aug 31, 2018

Best philosophy course on Coursera, hands down

創建者 Luciana A S d A

May 03, 2020

It made me question and want ot know more !

創建者 DN

Apr 11, 2020

Concise, clear and thought provoking.

創建者 jona b

May 16, 2020

a journey within worth participating

創建者 Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

創建者 Victoria M

May 06, 2020

So great! Loved this course!

創建者 Jocelyn g

Apr 04, 2020

interesting and well taught

創建者 John C

May 22, 2020

wonderful / thanks

創建者 Maxamed O m

May 08, 2020

Easy and Amazing!

創建者 Gary W

Apr 02, 2020

Excellent course

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Nov 28, 2019


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Sep 07, 2018