4th International Graduate Conference: Aspects of Self and Agency

Venue: Central European University

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Mar 30, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 20, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jan 20, 2012
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Description

Organised by the graduate students at Central European University Department of Philosophy (Budapest, Hungary) the aim of the conference is to connect contemporary and historical views about self-knowledge and self-awareness to accounts of agency (broadly construed) and to issues in moral philosophy.

The topic includes self-awareness, embodiment, first-person authority, various aspects of agency, such as the connection between agency and reasons (and practical rationality), as well as ontological problems about the self/agency and historical takes on any of these subjects.

We welcome papers that discuss linguistic self-reference, self-awareness, self-consciousness, embodiment, first-person authority, self-attribution of agency as well ontological problems about the self. We also welcome papers about various aspects of agency, such as the connection between agency and reasons (and practical rationality), the authorship account of actions, agency and autonomy, implications of theories of personal identity and moral philosophy, normative ethics and applied ethics. In addition, we welcome papers about historical takes on any of these topics.

Participating students will speak for approximately 40 minutes, followed by a 10 minute commentary by a student or faculty member, and a discussion period. The language of the conference is English.

Venue

Nador u. 9
Budapest
Hungary
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Additional Information

Keynote speaker: Lucy O'Brien (UCL), second keynote to be confirmed.