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PHIL 551A Philosophy of Mind - PHIL OF MIND

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 551A 001Seminar2 Wed14:0017:00

This section will be held in BUCH D324. The theme of the seminar will be cross-cultural philosophies of the self. We will examine contemporary philosophical theories that draw from Indian, East Asian, and Western (analytical and phenomenological) philosophical perspectives on the self. Contemporary readings will be supplemented with classical Indian and East Asian sources. The exact readings, schedule, and assignments are yet to be determined, but the core texts will likely include the following ones:

Jonardon Ganeri, The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Philip J. Ivanhoe, Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We Are All Connected

Mark Siderits, Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy: Empty Persons

Mark Johnston, Surviving Death

Dan Zahavi, Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame

Other possible sources are:

Miri Albahari, Analytical Buddhism

Jonardon Ganeri, The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of the Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Kristina Musholt, Thinking About Oneself: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self