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Invitation to the Workshop: Consciousness, Self and Subjectivity

MAY 17TH-18TH, 2016 in Toruń, Poland at the Nicolaus Copernicus University
Institute of Philosophy, Department of Cognitive Science and Epistemology.

The workshop is focused on the classical and new approaches to the philosophical and interdisciplinary research on consciousness. There are many reasons why the topic is a relevant subject in contemporary philosophy of mind.  One of them is that the immediate (pre-reflective) consciousness of our ‚self’ is not to be explained with dates of behavior or behavioral concepts. It requires a philosophical approach with reference to phenomenology, ontology and epistemology. Questions among others are: Is self-ascription in the I-perspective predicative (criterial)? Is self-ascription a kind of identification? Is self-knowledge a kind of self-consciousness? Does phenomenal consciousness have a priority over other mental states?

The workshop is organized by the Department of Cognitive Science and Epistemology NCU in cooperation with ProtoSociology An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Institute of Sociology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Please register by email: apz@umk.pl

Deadline of the registration is May 6th 2016.  Limited number of participations.

Please note that for the purpose of registration it is required to provide: your first and second name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation and country of your work place. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered by organizers.

Hotel booking is made directly by the participants. The accommodation advice regarding hotels and booking: http://www.torunonline.com/

Once registered the participants will receive workshop materials.

Program of the Workshop

Tuesday MAY 17TH (Room 305)

10.00 – 11.30 – Prof. Dr habil. Urszula Żegleń (Institute of Philosophy, NCU, Toruń, Poland) Consciousness in historical perspective in reference to the problem of reduction

11.30-12.00 – Discussion

12.00-14.00 – Break

14.00-15.30 – Prof. Dr. habil. Mirosław Żelazny (Institute of Philosophy, NCU, Toruń, Poland) Die idealistische Dekonstruktion Kants Theorie des Bewusstseins.

15.30 – 16.00 – Discussion


Wednesday MAY 18TH ( room 317)

10.00 – 11.30 – Prof. Dr habil. Gerhard Preyer (Institute of Sociology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Self-Referential Structure of Consciousness

11.30-12.30 – Discussion

12.30-14.00 – Break

14.00-15.30 – Dr Anita Pacholik-Żuromska (Institute of Philosophy, NCU, Toruń, Poland) The role of Self-Consciousness for Self-Knowledge

15.30 – 16.30 – Discussion


Nicolaus Copernicus University, Institute of Philosophy, Ul. Fosa Staromiejska 1a; 87-100 Toruń, Poland.