Problems of the Self - Summer University
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.
- Peter Callero Department of Sociology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, USA
- Guenther Knoblich Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Beatrice Longuenesse Department of Philosophy, New York University, USA
- Christopher AB Peacocke Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, USA
- Phillipe Rochat Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
- Paul Snowdon Department of Philosophy, University College London, UK
- Manos Tsakiris Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
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