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Know Thyself

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An investigation of the nature and limits of self-knowledge from the viewpoints of philosophy, psychoanalysis, experimental psychology, neuroscience, aesthetics, and Buddhism.  Readings are drawn from classical Western, non-Western, and contemporary sources.

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Mitchell Green

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4.7 Based on 28 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Olena completed this course.
Amazing course! Prof. Green is an exceptional teacher who knows the subject and delivers it with love! It didn't feel like an academic course but rather like an interesting discussion. Great philosophers Ryle, Freud, Descartes were sharing their point of views on the nature of human being, raising questions, and seeking answers. What is self? What is the "right act"? What dreams are telling us?

The last few weeks Buddhists also joined the discussion with their wise Koans and The Principle of Lightness. We, students, were deeply involved. Many were writing and sharing ess…
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5.0 5 years ago
Boring completed this course.
Good Afternoon. It's with some sadness that I verified that I have no longer access to this course. I got to know about coursera some weeks ago and immediately engaged in this course (even though it was finished already). I was following it very passionately, I just started with week 2, reading Descartes, and was dedicating this hours to seeing some more video lessons. Unfortunately I can't keep going...

Does anybody here have an archive of the course videos and readings links? I wanted it very bad for my days have been super entertaining with this studies. So I ask you students and you the professor for help.

Hope to get an answer.

João
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5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Prof.Green is an amazing story-teller. I never understood or enjoyed reading ancient texts, but with M.Green's "translation" they became as current as modern literature. Socrates' or Descartes' questions about meaning of life remain open and as applicable to our times as they were centuries ago. I think the journey of knowing thyself is reconciliation and finding peace with thyself. This class is just about it.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Agnieszka completed this course.
I'm dying to watch these videos, please anybody can share them with me?by google drive or oder way? i don't have faith no more in finding better teacher.

i'm waiting for miracle, which is you good person, please

write to me here

agniesia_9@wp.pl
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Natalie completed this course.
This is probably the best MOOC class I have ever taken! Sad that it is not available for the public now, but really hope Dr. Mitchell Green would teach this class again!!
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was awesome as well as Prof. Mitch Green. I would recommend it to anyone who may wish to look within and question some of the conditionings of his/her life.

YOu will certainly know stuff about you!
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5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic Class. The material was varied, interesting and relevant. Professor Green is an excellent teacher.
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Anonymous
3.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Unusual course.

Can be made much more effective using the fast-forward button :)
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5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I´ve taken 17 courses (Coursera and Edx) in the last two years.

This one is one of the three best so far.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Professor Mitchell Green is a great teacher..He explained difficult notions very understandable ways.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Loved it! Prof Green is engaging and passionate and knows his work.
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5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is easily the best Coursera course I've done so far!
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent

All credit to Professor Mitchelll Green.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Know Thyself is a fantastic course! The materials covered are varied and enlightening. The videos, readings and meditations set the stage to really learn a great deal about oneself. Mitch Green is a great teacher.
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5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
My first MOOC which set the highest standard for all the other courses I've taken. Highly challenging, insightful, profound and deep. Remember and cherish it.
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5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved the know thyself course by Prof Mitchell Green !!!! If anyone has a copy of the videos please send to me . Thank You email paulrachel@aprj.brcoxmail.com
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Terrific course delivered by a terrific teacher. It's a shame this is no longer available to the public. I do hope its offered again.
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5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The best MOOC I've ever taken, its a great shame it hasn't ran again as I'd love to revisit it.
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Joao C
4.0 4 years ago
Joao completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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