Philosophy

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Speaker: Miriam Kyselo (TU Berlin)

Title: Transformative embodiment and the self - Why you are and aren't your body

Abstract: In my talk I will critically discuss the concept of the minimal self, according to which basic selfhood remains essentially independent of social interactions and relations. Relying on the notion of enactive autonomy and phenomenological views of human existence as primordially social, I will argue for the contrary: the self is fundamentally relational, both from an ontological and experiential perspective. I indicate how a strong relational view of selfhood can serve as a preliminary heuristic to make sense of selfhood in patients with severe bodily impairment (locked-in syndrome).

Further information

We are a group of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the above-mentioned groups (and beyond) who aim to gain an interdisciplinary yet deep understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and the world. Please come along!

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Contact details

Dr Alistair Isaac

Mar 06 2019 -

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

2019-03-06: Transformative embodiment and the self - Why you are and aren't your body

Room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD