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Self-consciousness minicourse

Descartes

Self-consciousness is often thought of as a characteristic theme of specifically modern philosophy. But how was self-consciousness understood prior to the seductive Cartesian account and what is the legacy of those earlier understandings? Join us for our minicourse.

Philosophy at Essex is internationally recognised for its unique combination of Anglo-American and European continental philosophy.

We have leading expertise in critical theory, phenomenology, medical humanities and classical German philosophy, and are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, as well as to developing links with other disciplines.

Why Philosophy at Essex?

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate study in philosophy at Essex offers a unique combination of analytic Anglo-American and European continental philosophical traditions.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

We are internationally recognised as a leading centre of postgraduate study in philosophy, both at Masters and PhD level.

Ethics of Powerlessness

Ethics of Powerlessness

The Ethics of Powerlessness project aims to clarify ethical challenges of experiences of powerlessness, especially in palliative and end-of-life care situations, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).