Your presence is warmly requested at this fall's conference hosted by the Maxwell School's Campbell Public Affairs Institute, "Self Among Selves: Emotion and the Common Life" on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall (Keynote in Maxwell Auditorium), Syracuse University.
A Graduate Symposium will be held as part of the conference on Thursday, September 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
the Tolley Humanities Building. Please see the conference webpage for details, including invited speakers.
"SELF AMONG SELVES: EMOTION AND THE COMMON LIFE"
The amount of attention lavished on the self in the modern industrialized West is truly staggering. A focus on self‐advancement, self‐expression, and self‐concern predominates and grave concerns have arisen about the decline of civility, community, and social cohesion. This conference asks: what notions of the self and the emotions are more or less conducive to a flourishing individual and collective life? The event highlights some of the most probing scholarship in a variety of fields, bridging the humanities and social sciences in order to explore common concerns about how we see ourselves and what this means for both the inner life and the common life—and for the prospects of democratic civil society.
For details, including directions to the conference: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/selfconference
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