International Conference

The Unity of a Person

Ontology – Subjectivity – Normativity

Munich, 25.-27. April, 2019

The Conference will discuss Eric T. Olson’s thesis that “no account of our identity has yet been proposed that guarantees […] the coincidence of what is important in our identity with the actual conditions of our identity”. The conference aims at building a conception of a person that is both ontologically and ethically coherent by raising the following questions:

  • What kind of ontological basis (substances, lives, processes) does most justice to the normative dimension of a person?
  • How are ontological, subjective and normative dimensions interwoven in the concept of a person?
  • Does subjectivity meet the requirements of the conception of a person?
  • How can we understand the intersubjective and normative reality of persons that can be called a “person space”?