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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....




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 .



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 马秀欢


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

創建者 Samiksha S


Great course to start philosophy lessons and knowing yourself. Amazing tutor and teaching material.

創建者 Joe G


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

創建者 Imogen H


m​otivated me to think more about other topics- taught in such a lovely way thats easy to follow!

創建者 Christopher L


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

創建者 Eldrick J F O


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

創建者 Hazel I


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

創建者 Erica D


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

創建者 Ajaya G


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

創建者 Amy S


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

創建者 Kim S


This was really excellent. Dr. Green really made abstract principles very accessible.

創建者 nadia a


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

創建者 Belinda G


Excelente experiencia, sobre todo porque está en otro idioma y es un reto de verdad

創建者 ROSA L C S


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

創建者 Rick S


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

創建者 Anna M


It was really very interesting and deep.

It will help me in my working process.

創建者 Sawsan W


Well organized course, easy to follow lecturers, excellent reading resources.

創建者 Jessica I S


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

創建者 Ranjana S


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

創建者 Michael C


An excellent course. I enjoyed it and the teacher was clear and gentle.

創建者 Shyenne B


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

創建者 Emma T


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

創建者 Ritesh K


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

創建者 Abigail S


had fun! more or less easy to follow, just challenging enough !