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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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20 de jun. de 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 de jun. de 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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por Mardohar B B S

24 de jul. de 2020

It is as wonderful as ever to take this course.

por David T

31 de ago. de 2018

Best philosophy course on Coursera, hands down

por Luciana A S d A

8 de ago. de 2020

It made me question and want ot know more !

por Gifty A

19 de ago. de 2021

Interesting course, it is worth learning.

por Laura F

29 de may. de 2020

Very interesting and fun to watch/listen!

por DN

11 de abr. de 2020

Concise, clear and thought provoking.

por Jona B

16 de may. de 2020

a journey within worth participating

por Ebraheem Z

1 de may. de 2021

Fantastic course, very informative.

por Prashant S S

2 de may. de 2019

Very nice and informative course

por tuna e

20 de ago. de 2020

Fun, engaging and informative!

por Victoria M

6 de may. de 2020

So great! Loved this course!

por Jocelyn g

4 de abr. de 2020

interesting and well taught

por Bharat S

17 de jul. de 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed it.


25 de oct. de 2020

Excellent course !

por John C

22 de may. de 2020

wonderful / thanks

por Mohamed O

8 de may. de 2020

Easy and Amazing!

por Fran E

10 de sep. de 2020

Very informative

por Gary W

2 de abr. de 2020

Excellent course

por Jessica R

17 de ene. de 2021

Great! Thanks.

por Gustavo A V A

3 de nov. de 2020

I loved it!!

por Mahonri B C

28 de nov. de 2019


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por Darryl R

30 de jun. de 2021

5 star.