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CFP : Dimensions of the Self

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments


Dimensions of the Self
McGill Philosophy Colloquium
January 2010

The McGill Philosophy Workshop invites papers from philosophy
undergraduates, graduate students and faculty for a one day conference on dimensions of the self. Papers and commentaries could explore:

sources and origin(s) of the self
the normative dimensions of autonomy and agency
collective responsibility and the collective dimensions of self hood
language and the origin(s) of the self
moral concepts and the self
temporality and the boundaries of selfhood
embodiment and agency
moral characteristics of personal identity
self identity and cultural identity
self identity and nationalism
self identity and gender
neuroscience and models of the self
memory and the self
imagination and the self
improvisation as a model of a socially constituted self

The conference will include afternoon workshops starting with a panel  session and followed by a 45 minute round table discussion, and a  keynote speaker in the morning.

Panel Session

The sessions will be lead by teams of 3-4 presenters, each giving a
10-15 minute paper on a common sub theme. Longer versions of the papers may be made available.

Roundtable Discussion

Following the panel presentations there will be a round table  discussion on the papers that will include prepared comments as well  as a lively discussion including all members of the audience. Prepared  comments should be limited to 5 minute presentations.

Submission Deadlines

Abstract proposals of 300 words are invited from undergraduates,  graduate students and faculty by December 1 2009. Complete papers should be submitted by January 3 2010. Please contact us if you are willing to give a commentary on a paper.

Contacts: Prof. Susan-Judith Hoffman (susan.hoffmann@mcgill.ca), Shiloh Whitney (shiloh.whitney@mail.mcgill.ca) or Yvan Tétreault (yvan.tetreault@mail.mcgill.ca).


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