Self, Body and Consciousness

August 10, 2023 - November 30, 2023

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Presidency University

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This is a value added certificate course on Self, Body and Consciousness. It will be conducted online.  

Course Objective: Understanding a subject and her experience has been one of the key concerns of various disciplines. The objective of this course is to engage deeply with the questions “Who am I?” and “Who are we?” from various philosophical and neuro-scientific perspectives. Self, Body and consciousness though appear to be notions different from each other, a complete account of one of these notions cannot be developed without taking into account the other notions. This course will introduce and critically engage with various philosophical and neurobiological theories of self in relation to consciousness and embodiment.


·      Introducing fundamental questions concerning the relationship between self,               body and consciousness

·      Various theories of self: Transcendental, Egological, Phenomenological and                   Narrative Accounts

·      Self as embodied subject, Theories of embodiment in relation to consciousness             and self, Bodily self-awareness

·      Neurobiological Accounts of self and consciousness, Virtual self      

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August 4, 2023, 11:00pm UTC

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