Me, Myself, and I:
The Rise of the Modern Self
Moderated by Robert Hanna, PhD
University of Colorado
Gerald Izenberg, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
Raymond Martin, PhD, University of Maryland and Union College
Norbert Wiley, PhD, University of Illinois
Jerrold Seigel, PhD, New York University
How did the modern concept of the Self emerge as a subject? Does the Self described by the classical Greeks, Aquinas, and philosophers of the Enlightenment match the reality of what we know about ourselves through human experience and psychological research?
Historians Gerald Izenberg and Jerrold Seigel, philosopher Raymond Martin, and sociologist Norbert Wiley will trace the evolution of the meaning of Self from antiquity to the present and will consider how the Self described by classical philosophers matches the reality of what we know about ourselves from human experience and research.
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