Breakfast Lectures

onsdag/wednesday 29.05. 10.00-11.00
torsdag/thursday 30.05. 10.00-11.00
fredag/friday 31.05 10.00-11.00
lørdag/saturday 01.06 10.00-11.00

Who are we? Who am I? How do we go about answering these questions?

The problem of self-knowledge belongs to our being human; it is part of being human to struggle to know oneself. Furthermore: It is part of the struggle that we never quite know ourselves. It is a field of exploration that opens up as soon as we become aware of ourselves, and it remains open. But what sources and methods of self-knowledge are available to us?

In these breakfast lectures we will look at a number of ways in which we can approach these questions, and we will make use of a variety of sources and resources: from Plato to Nietzsche, from Homer to the Nobel laureate Coetzee; from Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch to Hannah Arendt and Gaston Bachelard, from the Chinese 8
th century poet Li Po to the Sami poet Nils-Aslak Valkeapää.

Anniken Greve