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Research cluster

Self-Knowledge and Self-Conciousness

Attending to oneself

Drawing across continental and analytic philosophy to rethink our relationships to ourselves.

This research cluster brings together academics from Philosophy. It is formed around around the themes of self-consciousness, self-knowledge and the self draws on ancient philosophy, phenomenology, analytic philosophy, cognitive science, and Art History to explore new directions in the ontology, epistemology and aesthetics of self-awareness and self-representation. This cluster meets regularly in the form of the 'Omphalos' reading group.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this research cluster, please contact Marie Guillot. For more information about our members research and interests, please visit their staff profiles. You can also contact members of staff for information on research supervision opportunities.

Our members

Marie Guillot
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of mind; philosophy of language; epistemology; philosophy of psychology
Ellisif Wasmuth
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Ancient Philosophy, with particular focus on Plato; ancient conceptions of the self and self-knowledge; Socratic ethics; the Platonic dialogueAlcibiades I.;
Beatrice Han-Pile
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Agency, medio-passivity and the theological virtues; Foucault and XXth century philosophy, in particular phenomenology
Wayne Martin
Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Philosophy of Psychiatry; Phenomenology (esp Hume, Husserl, Heidegger, Th Lipps, L&oslashgstrup); Kant and post-Kantian idealism (esp Fichte); The history and philosophy of logic; Philosophy and painting; Self-Consciousness; Autonomy and the Regulation of Care; Political Philosophy; Will, Agency and Contract
Daniel Watts
Senior Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Kierkegaard; Wittgenstein; The theory of judgement; Medical Humanities; Existentialism and phenomenology; Moral and political philosophy and; Philosophy of religion
Thomas Khurana
Lecturer, School of Philosophy and Art History
Research interests: Kant and German Idealism; Post-Kantian European Philosophy; Critical Theory and French Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics and Aesthetics; Philosophy of Mind and Action; Projects: The Art of Second Nature; Self-Knowledge and Self-Objectification; The Politics of Life

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