CFP : Dimensions of the Self
*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***
Dimensions of the Self
McGill Philosophy Colloquium
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Shiloh Whitney (email@example.com) or Yvan Tétreault (firstname.lastname@example.org).