Seminar Series in Analytic Philosophy

Alexandre Billon

University of Lille

The Sense of Existence

30 November 2018, 11:30

Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa

Sala Mattos Romão (Departamento de Filosofia)

Abstract: While the sense of existence — the kind of awareness that grounds our judgments of existence — has been invoked by the phenomenological tradition in order to make far ranging claims about the property of existence, its nature is extremely controversial, and its very existence has been widely called into question. This paper aims at getting clear about the nature and reality of the sense of existence by studying a psychiatric condition in which it appears to be disrupted: depersonalisation.