Theoretical and Practical Self-Consciousness

A Conference at the University of Patras, 18th to 20th of June 2019

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.


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Conference on the Website of the University of Patras:


Jason Bridges (Chicago)

Dionyssis Christias (N. K., Athens)

James Conant (Chicago)

Thodoris Dimitrakos (Patras)

Matthias Haase (Chicago)

Alec Hinshelwood (Leipzig)

Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck, London)

Eric Marcus (Auburn)

Costas Pagondiotis (Patras)

Lara Skourla (Hellenig Open University)

Miltos Theodossiou (EHESS)

Stelios Virvidakis (N. K., Athens)


18-20 June, 2019


University of Patras, Greece

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