Oct 20

EXRE Colloquium: Fabrice Teroni’s talk on “Affective Selves, Streams of Consciousness and Mental Time Travels”

Speaker: Fabrice Teroni
Date & Time: Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 17:15-19:00.

Location

  1. Davood Bahjat Fumani

    Dear all,

    Just a quick reminder about the next session of our EXRE Colloquium, which takes place tomorrow: we’ll have the pleasure of hearing Fabrice Teroni’s talk on “Affective Selves, Streams of Consciousness and Mental Time Travels” at 17:15, room MIS02, 2122.

    Best,
    Davood

  2. Davood Bahjat Fumani

    Here is an abstract of Fabrice Teroni’s talk, “Affective Selves, Streams of Consciousness and Mental Time Travels”:

    How should we understand our sense of being the same individual across time? On which types of mental states does this sense of diachronic identity rely? Philosophers interested in this issue typically emphasize the role of some form of psychological continuity in our sense of diachronic identity, be it the continuity that is characteristic of streams of consciousness as such or the continuity that is generated by memory and, more generally, Mental Time Travel (MTT) connections. Now, some data suggest that MTT connections are less important to our sense of diachronic identity than some long-standing moral and personality traits, which essentially build upon our passions or affective states. My aim will be to explore some ways in which affective states shape our sense of diachronic identity. The hope is to build in this way bridges between recent approaches that emphasize the role of affective states in the sense of diachronic identity and more traditional accounts that give pride of place to streams of consciousness and/or MTT connections.