Do I know myself through and through? Is there a clear distinction between myself and the other? Or am I always somewhat of a stranger to myself, while the other is strangely familiar? During the podcast, Femke van Hout address these questions from the perspective of the philosophy of the body. In sixty minutes, she will discuss four thinkers and artists who challenge the Cartesian division between soul and body, self and other, inside and outside, familiar and strange. Are we not always a bit foreign to ourselves? And what would be the political and ethical consequences of this inherent strangeness within us?
Femke van Hout gave a lecture for the Sixty Minutes Back to the Future ‘What a Strange Self’. This lecture was part of Future Based’s ‘Sixty minutes back to the Future’ series, a new online and ongoing programme, in which we reflect on the bottlenecks and challenges of today’s society, and contemporary issues that have already been addressed by numerous philosophers, artists and scientists: What can we learn about the future by looking at history?
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