October 20 - Incurvatus in se: Inventing the Inner Self
Nowadays, we often say that in order to learn who you are, you must turn inward to look at yourself. Augustine is often recognized as having invented the idea of ‘inwardness’ or an ‘inner self’. Looking at passages from the Confessions, we will follow Augustine as he turns inward and develops a new conception of self—one which has profoundly influenced our notion of personal identity.
Thursdays - 11:45–12:45 PM
Schmitt Hall, room 242 (the new Philosophy department seminar room)
What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.
No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Should I bring anything?
Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.
Brought to you by the Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University