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Mind, Morality and the First Person Perspective

Guest Speaker: Professor Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

Event Details

Friday, September 22, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Each of us has a first person perspective on their mind and this perspective is crucial to understanding what a mind is. Each of us confronts questions about what is valuable and understanding this is crucial to understanding significant features of our moral lives. A certain representational structure sets so-called first person awareness apart from third person awareness. This lecture will bring out this structure and the importance of the first person in the philosophy of mind and ethics.