'I' and Self-Consciousness

2/16/2024; 113 minutes

What does it mean when we use the first-person pronoun 'I'? And how does it relate to self-consciousness? In this program, Béatrice Longuenesse, professor of philosophy emerita at New York University, compares the analysis of philosophers Elizabeth Anscombe and Jean-Paul Sartre on consciousness, self-consciousness and the use of 'I'.

Languenesse's current work spans the history of philosophy, especially Kant and nineteenth century German philosophy; the philosophy of language and mind; and philosophical issues related to Freudian psychanalysis. Recorded on 11/08/2023.

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