Course level: Graduate

Fall 2018
University of Notre Dame

Course Description

Questions about self-consciousness and subjectivity are not a modern invention, but have been a staple of philosophical reflection across the history of philosophy. In this course, we will trace the developments in philosophical debates about self-consciousness, focusing on three competing pre-modern approaches (Augustine, Avicenna, Aquinas, and Ockham), and three competing early modern and modern approaches (Leibniz, Locke, Hume, and Kant).

This class was co-taught with Prof. Thérèse Cory in Fall 2018.

Hist of Self-Consciousness Final Syllabus (289.06 KB)