The Unity of a Person: Ontology – Subjectivity – Normativity
LMU Munich, 25.-27. April, 2019
The Conference will discuss Eric T. Olson’s thesis that “no account of our identity has yet been proposed that guarantees […] the coincidence of what is important in our identity with the actual conditions of our identity”. The conference aims at building a conception of a person that is both ontologically and ethically coherent by raising the following questions:
- What kind of ontological basis (substances, lives, processes) does most justice to the normative dimension of a person?
- How are ontological, subjective and normative dimensions interwoven in the concept of a person?
- Does subjectivity meet the requirements of the conception of a person?
- How can we understand the intersubjective and normative reality of persons that can be called a “person space”?
The conference is kindly supported by the German Research Foundation.