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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....

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2020年6月20日

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 .

DB

2020年6月23日

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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101 - Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life 的 125 個評論(共 163 個)

創建者 Abigail S

2020年10月24日

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

創建者 Ni W C

2020年5月24日

this lesson teach me a lot especially reflection about myself.

創建者 Deleted A

2020年6月25日

able to process information and reflect on life experiences

創建者 Kevin V

2020年7月29日

Excellent course; thought-provoking. Also entertaining.

創建者 Francos G S A

2021年1月23日

nice course... very effective way of doing the quizzes.

創建者 Karen P

2019年6月3日

Very interesting course. Engaging and well structured.

創建者 Davis T

2020年5月8日

Amazing course, cannot wait to start the second part!

創建者 Md A H B

2020年5月9日

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

創建者 Mardohar B B S

2020年7月24日

It is as wonderful as ever to take this course.

創建者 Anjani L

2022年4月29日

Everyone should take this course . Thank you .

創建者 David T

2018年8月31日

Best philosophy course on Coursera, hands down

創建者 Luciana A

2020年8月8日

It made me question and want ot know more !

創建者 Gifty A

2021年8月19日

Interesting course, it is worth learning.

創建者 Laura F

2020年5月29日

Very interesting and fun to watch/listen!

創建者 Susan B G

2022年2月7日

This is a good course which I enjoyed

創建者 DN

2020年4月11日

Concise, clear and thought provoking.

創建者 Jona B

2020年5月16日

a journey within worth participating

創建者 Ebraheem Z

2021年5月1日

Fantastic course, very informative.

創建者 Prashant S S

2019年5月2日

Very nice and informative course

創建者 tuna e

2020年8月20日

Fun, engaging and informative!

創建者 Victoria M

2020年5月6日

So great! Loved this course!

創建者 Jocelyn g

2020年4月4日

interesting and well taught

創建者 Bharat S

2020年7月17日

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

創建者 Nancy G

2022年1月5日

Worth the struggle.

創建者 BOEHM J

2020年10月25日

Excellent course !