Thomas Metzinger
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Thomas Metzinger

Thomas Metzinger (*1958 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is currently Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and an Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study. From 2014-2019 he is exempted from all teaching and administrative duties as a Fellow of the Gutenberg Research College. See http://www.philosophie.uni-mainz.de/metzinger/ for free downloads and more. In 2008 he received a one-year Fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Berlin Institute for Advanced Study), is past president of the German Cognitive Science Society and was president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness from 2009 to 2010. His focus of research lies in analytical philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophical aspects of the neuro- and cognitive sciences as well as connections between ethics, philosophy of mind and anthropology. In the English language, he has edited two collections on consciousness ("Conscious Experience", Paderborn: mentis & Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic, 1995; "Neural Correlates of Consciousness", Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000) and one major scientific monograph developing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary theory about consciousness, the phenomenal self, and the first-person perspective ("Being No One - The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity", Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003). A completely open-access collection of original, peer-reviewed material presented by 92 authors, many of whom are leading philosophers, can be found at open-mind.net. In 2009, he published a popular book, which addresses a wider audience and also discusses the ethical, cultural and social consequences of consciousness research ("The Ego Tunnel - The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self", New York: Basic Books). A much extended version of this book appeared in German in 2014, and has been translated into a number of other languages. There are a number of videos on YouTube, German as well as English. More information at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Metzinger and http://www.blogs.uni-mainz.de/fb05philosophie/arbeitsbereiche/theoretische/thmetzinger/multimedia/
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