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Georges Dreyfus

Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7PM
Theater at EMPAC

In a Glass Hour is a lecture series devoted to exploring the topic of time from the diverse perspectives of media theorists, scientists, artists, historians, journalists and others. Taking a broadly interdisciplinary approach to this singular subject, the series will point to the elasticity of this pervasive topic. We are not, Buddhist tradition holds, our forms, feelings, perceptions, experiences or consciousness. All these, over time, shift, fade, distort, realign, morph. They do not — cannot — comprise selfhood. In this talk, Dreyfus explores the Buddhist concept of no-self, and the ways this view — challenging as it is for many Westerners — is in sync with recent scientific ideas about subjectivity and identity evolving over time.

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Georges Dreyfus
Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach
Thursday 22
7:00 PM
January 2009
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