Patras / Leipzig / Pittsburgh Conference Series
This conference series is devoted to topics in philosophy of action, mind, perception, and self-consciousness at the intersection of analytic philosophy, German idealism, and the phenomenological tradition. Under the leadership of Costas Pagondiotis, from 2014 to 2017 it was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Patras with generous financial assistance from a Mellon Foundation Grant held by Professor John McDowell of the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in 2018, it is funded with the assistance of the Humboldt Project.
Conference organized by Costas Pagondiotis
University of Patras
June 18–20, 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.