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Philip Pettit (Princeton & ANU): “My Three Selves” (Royal Institute of Philosophy London Annual Lecture)

25 October 2019, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Abstract: Who or what is my self? An elusive will-o-the-wisp, as Hume took it to be? A focus of existentialist anxiety: a self to which I should be true? A moral barrier to altruism: a self I should keep in its place? Or perhaps there is no single answer to the question. Perhaps there are many selves to the person I am.


Philip Pettit holds a joint position as Professor of Human Values at Princeton University and Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He has written a number of books in political and moral philosophy, in social metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind.


This lecture is organised by the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Further information is available on their website.


25 October 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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