Theoretical and Practical Self-Consciousness: A Conference at the University of Patras

We are glad to inform you that conference Theoretical and Practical Self-Consciousness will take place on 18th-20th of June 2019 at the University of Patras, Greece.

This will be the tenth anniversary of the annual Patras conference on topics centered around self-consciousness, initiated and organized by James Conant, John McDowell, and Costas Pagondiotis. This year’s conference will welcome papers on all of the topics covered in our previous events: including the topic of self-consciousness as it arises in theoretical philosophy and especially the philosophy of perception, as well as in practical philosophy and especially the philosophy of action. Central figures whose work has been discussed in this connection at our previous events include Kant, Hegel, Sellars, McDowell, Pippin, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty, as well as Anscombe, Thompson and Hornsby. We also welcome papers on the topic of the relation or difference between non-rational and rational self-conscious beings, especially in connection with the current debate between additive theories of rationality and their various critics.




Matthew Boyle (Chicago)

Jason Bridges (Chicago)

Dionyssis Christias (N. K., Athens)

James Conant (Chicago)

Christos Douskos (Aristotle University)

Matthias Haase (Chicago)

Alec Hinshelwood (Leipzig)

Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck, London)

John McDowell (Pittsburgh)

Eric Marcus (Auburn)

Costas Pagondiotis (Patras)

Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig)

Lara Skourla (Hellenig Open University)

Pirmin Stekeler (Leipzig)

Miltos Theodossiou (EHESS)

Stelios Virvidakis (N. K., Athens)


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