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2017. August Publication of the collection “Perspectives on the Self”

Cover: Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik

Berčić, B. (ed.) Perspectives on the Self. University of Rijeka 2017.

Can we upload ourselves to computers? Are our iPhones and Notebooks parts of us? Why is Know thyself! still a good advice? What did the logical positivists think about the Cogito? Why did the Buddha argued that the self does not exist? Did the Ancients have a notion of subjectivity? What does it mean to put oneself in someone else’s shoes? Should we feel sorry for those who have never been born? In what sense does Emma Bovary exist? What counts as a good answer to the question “Who am I?”

In this collection of articles an international team of seventeen authors raise and answer these and many other interesting questions about the self and related matters.

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Eric T. Olson, Miljana Milojević, Zdenka Brzović, Nenad Miščević,

Luca Malatesti, Boran Berčić, Ljudevit Hanžek, Goran Kardaš,

Ana Gavran Miloš, Matej Sušnik, Filip Čeč, Marko Jurjako, Marin Biondić,

Iris Vidmar, Marta Ujvari, Arto Mutanen, Takashi Yagisawa

CONTENTS

Introduction: Editor’s Overview BORAN BERČIĆ

I SELF AND BODY

  1. The Central Dogma of Transhumanism ERIC T. OLSON
  2. Embodied and Extended Self MILJANA MILOJEVIĆ
  3. The Immunological Self ZDENKA BRZOVIĆ

II SELF KNOWLEDGE

  1. The Value of Self-Knowledge NENAD MIŠČEVIĆ
  2. The Self-ascription of Conscious Experiences LUCA MALATESTI

III SELF IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

  1. The Logical Positivists on the Self BORAN BERČIĆ
  2. Brentano on Self-Consciousness LJUDEVIT HANŽEK
  3. The No-Self View in Buddhist Philosophy GORAN KARDAŠ
  4. The Self in Ancient Philosophy ANA GAVRAN MILOŠ

IV SELF AS AGENT

  1. Ideal Self in Non-Ideal Circumstances MATEJ SUŠNIK
  2. The Disappearing Agent FILIP ČEČ
  3. Agency and Reductionism about the Self MARKO JURJAKO

V NONEXISTENT SELF

  1. On Never Been Born MARIN BIONDIĆ
  2. Fictional Characters IRIS VIDMAR

VI METAPHYSICS & PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

  1. Haecceity Today and with Duns Scotus MARTA UJVARI
  2. Who am I? ARTO MUTANEN
  3. Meta-Representational Me TAKASHI YAGISAWA


Invitation to a conference on topics in metaphysics, organized by Boran Berčić (University of Rijeka) and Michael Watkins (Auburn University)

Date: 5.-9.6.2017

Venue: Inter University Center in Dubrovnik (Croatia)

See the programme here.

Talk abstracts can be read here.



Invitation to a talk by Boran Berčić (University of Rijeka)

30.3.2017. Logical positivists on the Cogito

Organized by the Research Centre for Logic, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science.

Venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, (Croatia)

 


2016

Invitation to a talk by Zdenka Brzović (University of Rijeka)

03.10.2016. The biological self

Venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, 4th floor.

The talk will start around 12:45.


Invitation to two talks by Arto Mutanen (National Defence University, Helsinki, Finland) –

04.10.2016. About Personal Identity at 12:30-14:00

03.10.2016. Some Problems of Identity at 11:00-12:30

Venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, room 401.


Invitation to a talk by Nada Gligorov “Personal Identity and Memory modification”
The talk will be held on Tuesday 28.6.2016. at 2pm.
Venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, room 401.


Invitation to a talk by James DiFriscoKinds of Biological Individuals: Projectibility, Analogy, and Selection
The talk will be held on Thursday 2.6.2016 at 12:15.
Venue: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, room 401.


We invite everyone to attend a talk entitled “The Disappearing Agent Objection” that will be given by Filip Čeč.

The talk will take place on 24.04.2016. at 14.00

Venue – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, room 405.


We invite all interested people to participate at a conference organized by the project “Identity” that will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka 31.03.-01.04.2016.

Keynote speaker will be professor Eric Olson (University of Sheffield)

See conference program here.

See paper abstracts here.


2015

On Thursday 22.10.2015. there will be a promotion of Marin Biondić’s book ”Smrt (eng. Death)”. The event will take place at 19h at Ex Libris (bookshop in Rijeka).

Professor Nenad Smokrović and professor Boran Berčić will talk about the book.

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a6e12f78-6657-4f70-aecd-a4eeb6876351On Wednesday 23rd of September at 8pm there will be a presentation of Marin Biondić’s book “Smrt” (“Death”)

Speakers:

full professor Boran Berčić

associate professor Tomislav Janović

Marin Biondić, PhD

Venue:

Library Bogdan Ogrizović, Preradovićeva 5, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)


Definitions of nations

On Wednesday 28th of July Nenad Miščević gave a talk about definitions of nations. The talk took place at the Faculty of economics in Rijeka. See the program here.


Are nations social constructs?

On Tuesday, 21.7.2015. at 17.00 (room 401), Boran Berčić gave a talk about realism and antirealism about nations. The title of the talk was:  “Jesu li nacije socijalni konstrukti?” The question that was addressed was could the existence of a nation and nationality be exhaustively reduced to a set of beliefs. So, in the talk Berčić examined the question whether beliefs are sufficient to constitute a nation and national belonging? Handout of the talk can be found here.


What is the future of war?

On Monday, July 20th Siniša Malešević gave a talk in Croatian entitled “Kakva je budućnost ratova?”. The talk took place at the Faculty of humanities and social sciences at 17h in room 401. Power point presentation of the talk can be downloaded here.


The identity of artwork

On July 8th 2015, Iris Vidmar will gave a talk about the identity of artwork. The talk was held at 17 o’clock at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka  (4th floor). PP presentation can be viewed here.


Necessity of Identity: Gibbard versus Kripke

On Friday July 3rd 2015 at 18 (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka) Marko Jurjako gave a talk entitled “Necessity of Identity: Gibbard versus Kripke”. PP presentation can be accessed here.


On Monday April 27th 2015 at 17:30 (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka) professor Berčić gave a talk about etnogenesis and essence.

Abstract (for a draft of the talk click here)

The central question is: Would, for example, Croats be Croats if they were created in some other time and space (e.g. in Finland in 12th century or Bulgaria in 4th century)? Typical metaphysical intuition about which there will be a discussion: Germans would be Germans even if they had migrated to Mongolia, but they would not be Germans were they created in Mongolia. The focal point of the discussion is Kripke’s idea of the necessity of origin from his book Naming and Necessity (the ice table from Thames). There are two conflicting intuitions: 1. time and space of creation is essential for the identity of the nation, 2. time and space are not essential for the identity  of the nation.


Identity, Mental Time Traveling, and Psychopathy

On March 19th 2015 participant in the project Identity: synchronic and diachronic aspects of identity dr. sc. Filip Čeč gave a talk about psychopaths,identity and mental time traveling.

The talk was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.


2014

National identity On December 12th 2014 Boran Berčić gave a talk about national identity at the Institute of philosophy in Zagreb (Croatia). You can check out the video of the talk (in Croatian) here.


Epistemological Status of Autobiography in Philosophy

Iris Vidmar promoted the project “Identity” by participating at the conference “The Autobiography in Context” held in Rijeka on November 21.-22. 2014. The title of the talk was Epistemological Status of Autobiography in Philosophy, abstract of the talk can be found here.


Methodological Naturalism and the identity of practical reasons

Associate Marko Jurjako promoted the project ”Identity” by participating at the Eight European Congress in Analytic Philosophy that was held in Bucharest on 28.08.-02.09. 2014. The title of the talk was Methodological naturalism and the identity of practical reasons. Power point presentation can be seen here.


No-Self View in classical Indian philosophy

On Wednesday 09.07.2014. at 17.00h professor Goran Kardaš held a lecture on the so’called No-Self View in classical Indian philosophy. That is the view that is often connected to Hume’s ”elusive self view” adopted by Derek Parfit.


Active mind

On Thursday 26.6.2014. at 17.00h at the Department of philosophy (University of Rijeka) professor Berčić held a short lecture on “the active mind”.


Logičko-pozitivističko shvaćanje selfa

On Thursday 05.06.2014, professor Berčić held a lecture on Logical positivist’s view on the self. Power point presentation can be downloaded here.


Narrative Self

On Friday 23.05.2014. the first ”Identity” workshop was held. Lecture entitled The Narrative Self was held by professor Igor Bajšanski from the Department of Psychology (University of Rijeka). Here you can find the power point presentation of the talk.