What can we learn
about mineness
from dépersonnalisation?

Alexandre Billon (Department of Philosophy, University of Lille)

05.05.2020 – 16.00 – 17.00 – (lecture, followed by an extended discussion)

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Patients suffering from depersonalization complain of feeling detached from their body, their mental states, and actions or even from themselves. In this paper, I argue that depersonalization consists in the lack of a phenomenal feature that marks my experiences as mine, which is usually called “mineness”, and that the study of depersonalization constitutes a neglected yet incomparable probe to assess empirically the scope, role, and even the nature of mineness.