In this course we compare and evaluate conceptions of the self in Eastern and Western philosophical traditions. Questions include: Does the self exist? If so, what sort of thing is it? Could I survive the death of my body? Do I extend beyond the boundaries of a particular mind or body? In what sense, if any, is the self a social construct? Readings come from a variety of sources: contemporary and classical, Eastern and Western.

Counts as an elective for the Philosophy major and minor

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.


Class Details
Course PHI 150
Section 0
CRN 20338
Time M W F
Time 0940 - 1030am
Building 3084 CHAM
Instructor David Robb
Max 30
Current 0
Remaining 30
Semester Spring 2022