Welcome to St. John’s College

Excellence of intellect and imagination. These qualities of mind are the hallmark of a St. John's education, achieved through intensive, wide-ranging study and a campus culture of open-minded discussion.

  • World-renowned undergraduate and graduate academic programs based on the study of the most important books, containing the great ideas from a wide array of subjects and fields
  • Curious, passionate students devoted to collaborative discussion and inquiry
  • Faculty who model a commitment to discovery and learning across disciplines
  • Beautiful campuses in extraordinary settings
  • Accomplished alumni prospering in personal and professional lives

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Is Self-interest Really Our Basic Motivation?

Neuroscientists seem to have devised an experiment showing that honesty often wins in a head-to-head competition with self-interest. Yet we hear so often, especially in economic contexts, that self-interest is the primary motivation for human actions. I r…