Can we ever really answer the long-standing philosophical question, "Who am I?" Philosophers, ethicists, and psychologists have all spoken to the difficulty of achieving genuine self-knowledge and the uncertainties of our judgment in evaluating oneself.
The final seminar in the series will bring together philosophers Elie During and David Jopling, social psychologist Timothy Wilson, and ethicist Frances Kamm to examine the difficulty with achieving genuine self-knowledge, with an emphasis on the ways that the pursuit of self-knowledge itself plays a role in shaping the Self.
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Alex Voorhoeve, PhD, London School of Economics
Elie During, PhD, University of Paris - Ouest Nanterre, France
David A. Jopling, DPhil, York University, Canada
Frances Kamm, PhD, Harvard University
Timothy Wilson, PhD, University of Virginia
Reception to follow.
This event is part of a 6-part series, Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness, bringing together experts from science and the humanities for an interdisciplinary discussion of the evolving notion and experience of the Self.
To Be or Not To Be: The Self as Illusion, December 7, 2010
Quid Pro Quo: The Ecology of The Self, February 23, 2011
The Pursuit of Immortality: From the Ego to the Soul, March 23, 2011
A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Linking Belief to Behavior, April 28, 2011
Me, Myself, and I: The Rise of the Modern Self, May 12, 2011
Who Am I?: Beyond 'I Think, Therefore I Am', May 24, 2011
Each event in the series will also be broadcast as a webinar.
Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.