On the Metaphysics of the Self


Location: DeBartolo Hall, Room 209

Mark Johnston, Princeton University

Mark Johnston is the Walter Cerf Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, where he wrote his Ph.D. Particulars and Persistence under the supervision of Saul Kripke. He is the author of many influential and widely reprinted articles in ontology, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, and ethics, along with Saving God (Princeton University Press, 2009) and Surviving Death (Princeton University Press, 2010), two works that present a novel form of religious naturalism. Two volumes of his collected papers, Human Beings and The Obscure Object of Hallucination, will soon be forthcoming from Princeton University Press. He is currently working on a book entitled “The Manifest,” which explains how the world of lived experience can be very much as it appears to be, despite the discoveries of the physical and biological sciences.