Chevron Left
Zurück zu Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life

Bewertung und Feedback des Lernenden für Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life von The University of Edinburgh

4.6
Sterne
484 Bewertungen

Über den Kurs

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....

Top-Bewertungen

C

17. Aug. 2022

This course was amazing! I loved the extracurricular activities (readings, assignments and the meditative moments) which helped to contextualise the material learned in an interdisciplinary context.

ST

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 .

Filtern nach:

51 - 75 von 167 Bewertungen für Know Thyself - The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life

von Yeoh C K

25. Juli 2021

von N P

4. Apr. 2021

von Anne S

26. Okt. 2020

von Deniz A

6. Apr. 2020

von Cristina A C

18. Aug. 2022

von Tina G

3. Sep. 2018

von Prashant S D

6. Juli 2020

von DANIE G

22. Okt. 2020

von Tammie T

10. Mai 2021

von Peter H

21. Dez. 2020

von Nur W B A W

17. Mai 2020

von Claudette D

19. Aug. 2022

von Meenakshi B

6. Sep. 2022

von Björn v M

12. Sep. 2021

von Kathleen B

6. Sep. 2020

von Everlinda A

3. Aug. 2020

von PikYuen C

16. Juli 2022

von Alexandra R

18. Juli 2020

von rebecca r

7. Sep. 2018

von Luis C O

6. Sep. 2018

von Michael S

24. Aug. 2020

von Dimitris A

18. Feb. 2021

von Denai B

15. Mai 2022

von Chen Y

24. Juni 2021