Reconsidering the Sources of the Self in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods


Dominik Perler

Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Germany)


Dominik Perler taught at Oxford and Basel before moving to Berlin in 2003. He has had a number of visiting appointments, among them at Princeton, Madison-Wisconsin, Tel Aviv, ENS Paris, and Brussels. His research focuses on medieval and early modern philosophy, mostly in the areas of philosophy of mind, epistemology, and metaphysics. He is currently co-director of the research center “Human Abilities” and is intrigued by questions concerning the status and function of rational as well as sensory abilities. His recent books include The Faculties. A History (ed., 2015), Feelings Transformed. Philosophical Theories of the Emotions, 1270-1670 (2018), Causation and Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy (co-ed., 2020).

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