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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....



20. Juni 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 .


23. Juni 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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von Ni W C

24. Mai 2020

this lesson teach me a lot especially reflection about myself.

von Deleted A

25. Juni 2020

able to process information and reflect on life experiences

von Kevin V

29. Juli 2020

Excellent course; thought-provoking. Also entertaining.

von Francos G S A

23. Jan. 2021

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

von Karen P

3. Juni 2019

Very interesting course. Engaging and well structured.

von Davis T

8. Mai 2020

Amazing course, cannot wait to start the second part!

von Md A H B

9. Mai 2020

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

von Mardohar B B S

24. Juli 2020

It is as wonderful as ever to take this course.

von Anjani L

29. Apr. 2022

Everyone should take this course . Thank you .

von David T

31. Aug. 2018

Best philosophy course on Coursera, hands down

von Luciana A

8. Aug. 2020

It made me question and want ot know more !

von Gifty A

19. Aug. 2021

Interesting course, it is worth learning.

von Laura F

29. Mai 2020

Very interesting and fun to watch/listen!

von Susan B G

7. Feb. 2022

This is a good course which I enjoyed

von DN

11. Apr. 2020

Concise, clear and thought provoking.

von Jona B

16. Mai 2020

a journey within worth participating

von Ebraheem Z

1. Mai 2021

Fantastic course, very informative.

von Prashant S S

2. Mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

von tuna e

20. Aug. 2020

Fun, engaging and informative!

von Victoria M

6. Mai 2020

So great! Loved this course!

von Jocelyn g

4. Apr. 2020

interesting and well taught

von Bharat S

17. Juli 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

von Nancy G

5. Jan. 2022

Worth the struggle.


25. Okt. 2020

Excellent course !

von John C

22. Mai 2020

wonderful / thanks