Courses: Concepts of the Self (PHILB229001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1363
Each of us is a person, who grows and changes throughout the span of a human life. This course explores metaphysical and epistemological issues that arise out of this simple observation. What is a person, and what makes you the same person over time? What is the relation among person, self, and body? What are you conscious of when you are self-conscious? Could the self be an illusion? What is self-knowledge and is it a special kind of knowledge? We will address these issues by reading historical and contemporary sources from western and eastern philosophical traditions.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Criteria: Sophmore; Junior; Senior; Major/Minor/Concentration;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1363 Div: III; CI;


Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, DAL25

Meeting Times

TTH 12:45pm-2:15pm