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Self and Alterity in Contemporary Philosophy - AFSV00257
Anglický název: Self and Alterity in Contemporary Philosophy
Zajišťuje: Ústav filosofie a religionistiky (21-UFAR)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2018 do 2018
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 34 / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Další informace: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4810
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Garant: Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 08.1 Philosophy
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Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D. (27.09.2018)
What does it mean for human being to be a self? Is “self” a metaphysical heritage deeply embedded in our Cartesian way of seeing ourselves? Is it a mere social construct? A result of our narratives? An Eurocentric invention with a limited historical relevance? And if a self exists at least as a possibility of our conscious life, what role does it exactly play in our existence? <br>
In order to better assess the equivocations behind the “self”, we will first investigate the origins of such a concept in Modern philosophy (Descartes) and then address various forms of criticism towards the conception of ego considered as self-enclosed, self-transparent and self-sufficient fundament of our being. These criticisms will be considered mostly from the perspective of phenomenological authors such as Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Lévinas as well as from the perspective of narrative identity<br>
Our investigation will mostly focus on the relation between self and other. We will ask to what extant does selfhood involve interpersonal relations, how is it embedded in a social environment. It will be argued that one cannot be a self on one´s own, but only as a part of intersubjective relations of mutual recognition. <br>
Attention: Monday, October 22, 2018, the class is cancelled, because I present a paper at SPEP conference in the USA.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D. (05.09.2017)

Davidson, D. (2001), Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Heidegger, M. (1986) [1927], Sein und Zeit (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag); trans. by J. Stambaugh as Being and Time (Albany, NY: SUNY, 1996).

Hegel, G.W.F. (1977), Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. by A.V. Miller (Oxford: Clarendon Press).

Hume, D. (1970) [1739], A Treatise of Human Nature (Glasgow: Fontana Collins).

Husserl, E. (1950) [1931], Cartesianische Meditationen und Pariser Vorträge, ed. S. Strasser, Husserliana 1 (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff ).

Husserl, E. (1989), Ideas Pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and to a Phenomenological Philosophy: Second Book: Studies in Phenomenology of the Constitution (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers).

Kenny, A. (1988), The Self (Milwaukee, Wis.: Marquette University Press).

Korsgaard, C. M. (2009), Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Levinas, E. (1979) [1961], Totality and Infinity, trans. A. Lingis (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff).

Merleau-Ponty, M. (2012) [1945], Phenomenology of Perception, trans. D. A. Landes (London: Routledge).

Metzinger, T. (2003), Being No One (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press).

Overgaard, S. (2012), ‘Other People’, in D. Zahavi (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 460–79.

Ricoeur, P. (1988) [1985], Time and Narrative III, trans. K. Blamey and D. Pellauer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Sartre, J.-P. (1948), ‘Conscience de soi et connaissance de soi’, Bulletin de la Société française de philosophie, 42: 49–91.

Sartre, J.-P. (1957) [1936], The Transcendence of the Ego, trans. F. Williams and R. Kirkpatrick (New York: Noonday Press).

Sartre, J.-P. (2003) [1943], Being and Nothingness: An Essay in Phenomenological Ontology, trans. H. E. Barnes (London: Routledge).

Shoemaker, S. (1996), The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Strawson, G. (2009), Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Taylor, C. (1989), Sources of the Self (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press)

Thiel, U. (2011), The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Tomasello, M. (1999), The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press)

Williams, B. A. O. (1973), Problems of the Self (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Zahavi, D. (1996), Husserl und die transzendentale Intersubjektivität: Eine Antwort auf die sprachpragmatische Kritik (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers).

Zahavi, D. (1999), Self-Awareness and Alterity: A Phenomenological Investigation (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press).

Zahavi, F: Grunbaum, T. & Parnas, J. (2004), The Structure And Development Of Self-Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Amsterdam: John Benjamins)

Zahavi, D. (2005), Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press).

Zahavi, D. (2014), Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Ondřej Švec, Ph.D. (11.09.2018)

The credits for the course will be delivered based on two categories of assessment:


(1) Engaged Involvement:


This is generally a matter of preparation, attendance, attention, and participation in the course.




(2a) Oral presentation with critical assessment of related philosophical ideas and stances




(2b) Written Work on the topic related to the issues raised during our course.


These papers should be of roughly 6-7 pages (250*7=1750 words) and should be sent to my email address with a proper form of footnotes, endnotes, or references.


The papers will be due on Friday, 10 January 2019

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