The Solo Self

CFS lecture by Galen Strawson, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, USA 


 ‘The solo self: core self-awareness and the unimportance of the other’


‘The solo self’ distinguishes between a number of different modes of self-awareness—minimal, background, foreground, non-thetic, thetic, explicit, express, fully self-conscious—in order to assess the view that experience of (or as of) other subjects of experience is an ineluctable transcendental condition of self-awareness. It concludes that the view is incorrect across the board: awareness of other subjects of experience plays no essential or constitutive role in any core mode of self-awareness. This conclusion doesn’t in any way put in question the primordial importance of intersubjectivity in almost all human life.


The workshop is free and open to all, no registration is needed.
Everyone is welcome!