Thomas Metzinger

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Thomas Metzinger
Thomas Metzinger speaking.jpg
Metzinger in 2011
Born (1958-03-12) 12 March 1958 (age 64)
EducationGoethe University Frankfurt
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Giessen
University of Osnabruck
University of Mainz
Main interests
Notable ideas
Phenomenal Self model (PSM)

Thomas Metzinger (born 12 March 1958) is a German philosopher and professor of theoretical philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. As of 2011, he is an Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, a co-founder of the German Effective Altruism Foundation, president of the Barbara Wengeler Foundation, and on the advisory board of the Giordano Bruno Foundation. From 2008 to 2009 he served as a Fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study; from 2014 to 2019 he was a Fellow at the Gutenberg Research College; from 2019 to 2022 he was awarded a Senior-Forschungsprofessur by the Ministry of Science, Education and Culture. From 2018 to 2020 Metzinger worked as a member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.[1][2]

Metzinger is a founding member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, where he was a member of the board from 1995 to 2008 the president from 2009 to 2011.[3]


  • (1985) Neuere Beiträge zur Diskussion des Leib-Seele-Problems. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 3-8204-8927-4
  • (1993) Subjekt und Selbstmodell. Die Perspektivität phänomenalen Bewußtseins vor dem Hintergrund einer naturalistischen Theorie mentaler Repräsentation. mentis, Paderborn, ISBN 3-89785-081-8
  • (2003) Being No One. The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts., ISBN 0-262-13417-9 (Hardcover)/ISBN 0262633086 (Paperback)
  • (2009) The Ego Tunnel - The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self Basic Books, New York, ISBN 0-465-04567-7
  • (2009) Der Ego-Tunnel - Eine neue Philosophie des Selbst: Von der Hirnforschung zur Bewusstseinsethik Berlin Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 3-8270-0630-9
  • (2010) Der Ego Tunnel. Eine neue Philosophie des Selbst: Von der Hirnforschung zur Bewusstseinsethik. Berlin: Berlin Verlag. eBook ISBN 978-3-8270-7037-1
  • (2011) Being No One. The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. Kindle edition; ASIN: B004ELBJ56

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger | Gutenberg Forschungskolleg". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. ^ "metzinger | Universität Tübingen". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 17 June 2022.