Self and World, 20 Years On

Self and World, 20 Years On
28 November 2017, 9.30am - 6.20pm
Conference / Symposium
Room 349, Third Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

In 1997, Quassim Cassam published his first authored book Self and World, exploring the connections between self-consciousness, spatial representations, and bodily awareness. It is a seminal work in the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition, which became out of fashion at the beginning of this century. However, it cannot be denied that there is much to be learned and reconsidered in this work, and the 20-anniversary seems to be an apt time for us to take stock and further pursue the relevant issues. This event brings together perspectives from different traditions, including the Kantian, the phenomenological, the analytic, and the empirical. It is an attempt to understand the contemporary relevance of Cassam’s seminal work, and to explore the future of the Kantian-Strawsonian tradition in general.


9:30 – 10:00 Morning Coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

10:10 – 11:40 Quassim Cassam: Self and World in Retrospect

11:40 – 11:50 Short Break

11:50 – 13:00 Tony Cheng: The Object Cognition Argument

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:15 Anil Gomes: Unity and Objectivity – Some Conceptions and Misconceptions

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45 Dan Zahavi: Embodied Subjectivity and Objectifying Self-Consciousness – Some Perspectives from the Continent

16:45 – 16:50 Short Break

16:50 – 18:20 Roundtable: Lucy O’Brien, Louise Richardson, Bill Brewer, and Thomas Baldwin

18:20 – Late: Drinks @ College Arms


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