Figuring the self: PhD Workshop

PhD workshop in Copenhagen, April 7-8, 2011.

Main speakers:
Galen Strawson, University of Reading, UK & Dan Zahavi, CFS, DK.
The papers by the main speakers will discuss various issues related to contemporary thinking on the self. At the same time, they will compare their own respective views on self. What are the relevant similarities and differences between the view on self put forth by Strawson in his Selves: An essay in revisionary metaphysics (OUP 2009) and the account of self defended by Zahavi in his Subjectivity and selfhood: investigating the first-person perspective (MIT Press 2005)?
The PhD workshop is open to PhD students, PostDocs and advanced MA students.
PhD students interested in giving short presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) must submit an abstract when they register. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20, 2011.

Language: English
Venue: Center for Subjectivity Research, Lecture room 25-5-11, Njalsgade 140-142, University of Copenhagen
The workshop is free of charge but prior registration is required.


Thursday, April 7th
Keynote Lecture:
10:00-11: The time of the self
11:00-12:00: Q & A
Dan Zahavi, Professor, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen.

12:00-13:00: Lunch Break

Student Presentations:
13:00-13:20: Selfhood as a Gift: Jean-Luc Marion's notion of self
13:20-13.40: Q & A
Marcel Egli: University of Zürich
13:40-14:00: Instinct and attention: a Jamesian account of the self within experience 14.00-14.20: Q & A
Edward Pile: University of Essex

14:20-14:40: Coffee Break

14:40-15:00: The Body in the Self
15.00-15.20: Q & A
Erik Christensen: Aalborg University

Friday, April 8th
Keynote Lecture
10:00-11:30: The nested I
11:00-12:00: Q & A
Galen Strawson, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading, UK

12:00-13:00: Lunch Break

Student Presentations:
13:00-13:20: Sub-personal conditions of self-consciousness
13:20-13.40: Q & A
Marc Borner: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
13:40-14:00: A Phenomenological Approach to Moral Intuition.
14.00-14.20: Q & A
Søren Engelsen: University of Southern Denmark

14:20-14:40: Coffee Break

14:40-15:00: Self-consciousness and pure reflection: a Sartrean model
15:00-15.20: Q & A
Wenjing Cai: University of Copenhagen