Title

Who Will I Become? Self-Discovery Through Transformation

About the Speaker

Eugene Falk Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professor Paul received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University. She is the author of many articles and two books, most recently Transformative Experience (Oxford University Press, 2014). Professor Paul’s work in this area of philosophical inquiry is groundbreaking, and her work was the original inspiration for this year’s theme.

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Location

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Start Date

9-21-2017 7:00 PM

Description

Professor Paul's lecture, "Who Will I Become? Self-Discovery Through Transformation," explores the way that transformative experience can put us in the position of regarding our future selves as epistemically and psychologically alien to our current selves, and how this raises a paradox of empathy. She addresses related issues involving life-defining decisions, preference change, the possibility of self-deception, and how fear of alienation and corruption is embedded in skeptical resistance to the possibility of religious transformation.

L. A. Paul

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Sep 21st, 7:00 PM

Who Will I Become? Self-Discovery Through Transformation

Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

Professor Paul's lecture, "Who Will I Become? Self-Discovery Through Transformation," explores the way that transformative experience can put us in the position of regarding our future selves as epistemically and psychologically alien to our current selves, and how this raises a paradox of empathy. She addresses related issues involving life-defining decisions, preference change, the possibility of self-deception, and how fear of alienation and corruption is embedded in skeptical resistance to the possibility of religious transformation.