Revised CFP: Dimensions of the Self (McGill)
Dimensions of the Self
McGill Philosophy Colloquium
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The McGill Graduate 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
Abstract proposals of 300 words are invited from undergraduates,
graduate students and faculty by February 1, 2010. Please contact us if you are
willing to give a commentary on a paper. Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Dimensions of the Self.”
Keynote Address: Bettina Bergo, Université de Montréal, and Discussion
Panel Sessions led 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.
Individual papers (35 minutes) followed by a short commentary (5-10 minutes) and discussion.