Practical Subjectivity: Persons and their Reasons

New School for Social Research: New School for Social Research

Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Practical Subjectivity
Spring 2024
Taught By: Christoph Horn
Section: A

CRN: 14670

Credits: 3

Persons are aware of themselves and possess subjective mental states such as desires, emotions, thoughts, dreams, imaginations etc. But how should we describe the transition from this immediate self-awareness to the self-consciousness of being agents? What is for actors an attractive end or a good reason and how are ends and reasons generated? Starting from the Stoic theory of self-appropriation (oikeiôsis) we will discuss some ancient and medieval thinkers before we come to German idealism (Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Kierkegaard). Finally, we will look at the contemporary debate in continental and analytic philosophy.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: New School for Social Research (NSSR)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:02pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 906
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024