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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
1 March 2012
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Authenticity: what is it to be oneself?

The anxiety that we are, in some way, not being ourselves can seem both puzzling and all too familiar. This worry is also an anxiety that has been explored by many of the great philosophers and became in the twentieth century a central theme in existentialism, as the worry that our lives are 'inauthentic'. But what is authenticity? What is to be oneself? And if one isn't oneself, what can one do about it?

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Dr Denis McManus,Reader in Philosophy

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