Royal Institute of Philosophy One-day Graduate Conference
February 24th 2012
University of the West of England, St Matthias Campus, Bristol, BS16 2JP

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Galen Strawson (University of Reading)

The second Annual Royal Institute of Philosophy Graduate Conference in Philosophy will be held at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The theme for this year is the Self.

The Self is at once both evident and alien; intimate and inexplicit. It seems to be something with which we are intimately acquainted—more than this, it is thought to be the very essence of what we are—but yet remains elusive. It is like Augustine’s comment on the notion of time: if no one asks me, then I know what it is. If I wish to explain it, I do not know.


We invite submissions from graduate students from any philosophical perspective. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The ontological status of the Self
  • Narrative identity theories
  • Phenomenology of the Self

Please send abstracts of 300-500 words to the organizer, Zachariah Evans by January 5 2012. Attendance is free of charge, but please register by email on the above address.


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