Hike & Think

  • Self and consciousness
  • Max von Sponeck & Carsten Dolbert
  • In dialogue, Social Activity

The DAI Library’s Philosophy Walks combine important philosophical topics with an extended walk in nature.

What is the difference between consciousness as such and genuine self-consciousness? Are they two different phenomena that build on each other as such, whereby the former can also occur without the latter (as many experimental paradigms in biological behavioral research seem to suggest), or is consciousness as such always also related to itself or a so-called self? Finally, what is the “self” that makes us appear to be the same person over time?

Dr. Max von Sponeck is a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and at the Heidelberg University of Education. He specializes in the contemporary philosophy of mind.

Carsten Dolbert is a geoscientist by training. He works as a project coordinator, trained as a systemic counselor and therapist and has been a volunteer in international disaster relief for many years.

Language: German

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Contribution towards expenses: 12 euros (to be transferred in advance)
Registration: Ingrid Stolz, ies@dai-heidelberg.de

After your registration you will receive a confirmation of participation with all details (meeting point, payment information etc.)