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Dimensions of the Self

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Dimensions of the Self
McGill Philosophy Colloquium
September 23, 24, 2011


The McGill Philosophy Department Speaker Series in conjunction with the Philosophy Workshop Series invites you to hear papers delivered by philosophy faculty, graduate students and undergraduates during a two day conference on the self.

All talks to be held in Leacock 927

Schedule:

Friday, September 23

1:00-2:00
“On the Need for Presuppositions in Philosophy”
David Weinkauf, McGill University

2:15-3:15
“The Intergenerational Self: A Communitarian Perspective”
Alyssa Bauer, McGill University
Commentary: Filotas Zoli, McGill University

3:30-5:30
Keynote Address: “Embodied Selves, Narrative Agents”
Catriona Mackenzie, Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Professor Mackenzie is the author of several books on the self including Emotions, Imagination and Moral Reasoning, co-edited with Robyn Langdon, (New York: Psychology Press, forthcoming 2010), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency, co-edited with Kim Atkins, (Routledge: New York & London, 2008), and, Relational Autonomy: Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency and the Social Self, co-edited with Natalie Stoljar. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.)

Saturday, September 24

9:00-10:15
“Poetic self, other, and immanent affirmation: The self in Novalis’ new mythology”
Anna Ezekiel, McGill University
Commentary: David Brooke Struck, University of Guelph

10:30-11:15
“Socially Constituted Selves”
Susan-Judith Hoffmann, McGill University

11:15-12:15
“Am I a Strange Loop? On Douglas Hofstadter’s Analogical Conception of the Self”
Adam Westra, University of Montreal
Commentary: Oran Magal, McGill University

1:30-2:30
“On Susan Wolf’s substantive account of moral responsibility”
Guillaume Bard, University of Montreal
Commentary:  Amy Barnes, McGill University

2:30-3:30
“Personal Identity Is What Matters”
Frederick Armstrong, University of Montreal
Commentary: Adam Westra, University of Montreal

3:50-4:50
“On Identity and Embodiment: a discussion of Johnston and Merleau Ponty”
David Brooke Struck, University of Guelph
Commentary: Frederick Armstrong, University of Montreal

5:00-6:00
“The Sovereign Individual in Nietzsche”
Melanie Coughlin, Mcgill University
Commentary: Anna Ezekiel

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