Problems of the Self - Summer University

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 9:00am
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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:00pm

Problems of the Self

Summer School at CEU

The course aims to present the state of the art in research on the self from philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and cognitive anthropology. Themes revolve around the nature of the self, as revealed through self-consciousness, body perception, action and joint action, and its embedding in society and culture. Historical and developmental perspectives provide other angles on the self. The course presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion on the self from multiple perspectives. It is directed at advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty working in philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognate disciplines.

The course will provide a tour de force through major questions on the nature of the self and its embedding in its environment. In particular, we are hoping to bring together researchers – both faculty and students – working on the self who would not ordinarily interact in their usual professional settings – even though their work has great relevance for each other. The aim is to facilitate the pursuit of interdisciplinary discourse, research and learning that will enrich our understanding of the self.

Course Director(s): 
  • Natalie Sebanz   Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Raboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands /Cognitive Science Department, CEU, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hong Yu Wong  CIN, Philosophy of Neuroscience Group, University of Tübingen, Germany
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Application deadline: 15 February 2012

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