Dec, 2021 15

exRE Colloquium: Donnchadh Ó Conaill’s talk

Speaker: Donnchadh Ó Conaill
Date & Time: Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 17:15-19:00.


  1. Davood Bahjat Fumani

    Dear all,

    Just a quick reminder about the last session of our EXRE Colloquium this semester, which takes place tomorrow: we’ll have the pleasure of hearing Donnchadh Ó Conaill’s talk on “Self-experience and Understanding One’s Own Nature” at 17:15, room MIS02, 2122.


    I assume that when one has conscious experiences one can often be aware not only of these experiences but of oneself as a subject, i.e., as having these experiences. It has been suggested that this self-experience can provide the basis for substantial knowledge of one’s nature and of what it is to be a subject of experiences (see, e.g., Galen Strawson Selves; Martine Nida-Rümelin ‘Self-Awareness’; Philip Goff Consciousness and Fundamental Reality). I shall argue that there are important limits to what one can learn in this way, either about what it is to be a subject or about the nature of subjects more generally.