The Self and Subjectivity

March 13, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Department of Philosophy, Université de Fribourg

Hotel des Bains d'Ovronnaz
Leytron 1911

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Keynote speakers:

Zahavi Dan
University of Copenhagen
Soldati Gianfranco
Université de Fribourg
Westerhoff Jan
Oxford University
Krueger Joel
University of Exeter
Paul Laurie
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Siderits Mark
Illinois State University
Nida-Ruemelin Martine
Université de Fribourg
Howell Robert


Zanarelli Adrien
Université de Fribourg
Benovsky Jiri
Université de Fribourg

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At this workshop, we will be interested in the concept of the Self as understood in different philosophical traditions: Buddhist philosophy, phenomenology, and contemporary metaphysics. We will try together to answer the following questions: what is the no-Self view? Do we need a Self to explain subjectivity and self-awareness? Does a thought necessarily have to be the thought of someone? And what do we mean when we say that the "I" is nothing else than a convention, a fiction, or even a narrative production? Can these questions – and their answers – have an ethical impact, or can change the way we live our lives?
This workshop is organized as a discussion of pre-read papers that speakers shall make available one month before the conference, in such a way that commentators will be able to prepare comments in advance. 

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January 31, 2018, 12:00am CET

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