Public Events

The project will host three annual public events related to the topic of first-person thought and the nature of the self.

Our first event took place in March 2017. We hosted a screening of the movie Being John Malkovich followed by a discussion of some of the philosophical issues and questions raised by the film: Could someone really become John Malkovich (or someone else) for an afternoon? Is inhabiting someone’s first-person perspective (whatever that may mean!) the same as becoming that individual? Is the situation described in the film merely technologically impossible or is it impossible in a stronger metaphysical sense?

Information about our second public event is coming soon. Stay tuned!