Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy colloquium with Dr. Hubert Mono Ndjana

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Ndjana

On Friday, October 6 at 3:30 in Cleveland Hall 114, Professor Hubert Mono Ndjana will present "Solipsism and Intersubjectivity: An Essay on the Philosophical Foundations of Interculturality"

Here is a short abstract of the talk:

This reflection is an attempt to give the actual world in search of harmonization and peaceful cooperation a kind of philosophical foundation through the issue of solipsism. Could self-consciousness have exteriorized itself in order to encounter other selves and recognize them? How did it manage to achieve this operation of self-opening? Could intersubjectivity be useful in the search for real interculturality? Authors like Descartes, Husserl, Fukuyama or Huntington, and some others too, will be very helpful to engage with the puzzles of this socio-metaphysical reflection. In this talk, we are going to seek to determine how long the solitude of the subject can last and which consequences it can lead to when applied on the cultural field. To carry out that topic, we begin with a definition of solipsism itself, then follow the subject as it encounters other subjects (intersubjectivity), and finally discuss what can be the danger if, at the level of cultures and civilizations, subjects continue to reciprocally ignore each other.

Dr. Ndjana is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Yaoundé I (Republic of Cameroon)

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