Who Am I?
Beyond 'I Think, Therefore I Am'

Moderated by Alex Voorhoeve, PhD
London School of Economics

Elie During, PhD, University of Paris, Ouest Nanterre
David A. Jopling, DPhil, York University, Canada
Frances Kamm, PhD, Harvard University
Timothy Wilson, PhD, University of Virginia

Can we ever really answer the long-standing philosophical question, "Who am I?" Philosophers, ethicists, and psychologists have all spoken to the difficulty of achieving genuine self-knowledge and the uncertainties of our judgment in evaluating oneself.

The final seminar in the series will bring together philosopher Elie During, cognitive scientist David A. Jopling, social psychologist Timothy Wilson, and ethicist Frances Kamm to examine the difficulty with achieving genuine self-knowledge, with an emphasis on the ways that the pursuit of self-knowledge itself plays a role in shaping the Self.

Webcast Podcast Transcript

Self-knowledge and the practice of ethics by Elie During
"Much ado to know myself" by David Jopling
Understanding, justifying, and finding oneself by Frances M. Kamm

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Reception to Follow
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
This event is the final in a six-part series, Perspectives on the Self, which brings together experts from the sciences and the humanities for conversations on the evolving meaning and experience of the Self.