Philosophy of the self

This course begins by asking the deceptively simple question “Who am I?”. It introduces students to different views of the self from Classical to modern times by covering the ideas of key figures in the Western philosophical tradition. A range of philosophical problems related to the self are considered, including the nature of personal identity and self-knowledge; the value of character and integrity; and the meaning of authenticity. Key discussions of these issues from Aristotle to Descartes and Hume and Sartre are also covered and the course ends with consideration of the critical views of Freud and Foucault.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10