The Humanities Institute

Program Archive

Re-positioning the Self

A conference exploring conceptions of the self in modern and postmodern works of art and in contemporary political theory and science—from George Cukor’s Gaslight to the photographs of Diane Arbus, from Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow to Paule Marshall’s The Chosen Place, the Timeless People, from Nietzsche to Hannah Arendt, from immunology to primatology.

Speakers and Events

April 6, 1989

Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley

"How Can You Tell If a Machine (Or Anything Else) Is Thinking?"
Scripps College

April 20, 1989
Dion Scott-Kakures
Department of Philosophy, Scripps College

"Understanding Akrasia"
Scripps College