The third in a Royal Institute of Philosophy conference series on Personhood and Selfhood at the University of Manchester. Additionally sponsored by the AHRC North West Doctoral Training Partnership.
Keynote: Professor Lucy O’Brien (UCL)
Many accounts of personhood give central importance to self-consciousness (or, equivalently, self-awareness); hence, this third and final workshop aims to address questions about the nature of self-consciousness itself and its implications for our notions of personhood and selfhood. The speakers and attendees of this session should expect to come away with a good understanding of the contemporary debates concerning this important topic. Specifically, we aim to identify the cognitive underpinnings of self-consciousness and to investigate the various relationships between perception, agency, self, and the recognition of personhood by others.
9:00 – 9:20 Arrival and registration sign in.
9:20 – 9:30 Penelope Orr (The University of Manchester). Welcome: Themes, Aims and Admin.
9:30 – 10:10: Anna Bortolan (University College Dublin): Affectivity and the Distinction Between Minimal Self and Narrative Personhood
10:10 – 10:50: James Jardine (University College Dublin): The Path from Pre-Reflective to Personal Self-Consciousness
10:50 – 10:55 COMFORT BREAK
10:55 – 11:25 Q&A
11:25 – 11:45 TEA / WATER / COFFEE / BISCUITS BREAK
11:45 – 12:25: Philipp Schmidt (University of Vienna / Heidelberg University): Being More than Just One? Plurality within Selfhood and the Structure of Self-Consciousness
12:25 – 13:05: Adrian Kreutz (University of St. Andrews): Lockeanism, No Non-Reflexivism
13:05 – 13:10 COMFORT BREAK
13:10 – 13:40 Q&A
13:40 – 14:35 LUNCH
14:35 – 15:15: Pam Laidman (University of Brighton): Coping and a Lack of Self-Care
15:15 – 15:55: Roxanne Burton (University of the West Indies): The Value of our Bodies for our Sense of Self and Personhood
15:55 – 16:00 COMFORT BREAK
16:00 – 16:30 Q&A
16:30 – 16:40 SHORT BREAK
16:40 – 18:10 Keynote: Professor Lucy O’Brien (University College London): tbc.
This session will include talk, comfort break, and Q&A, exact timings to suit.