“Intellectual honesty means simply not being willing to lie to oneself.” T.M. I recently encountered Thomas Metzinger’s work in a podcast debate between the German philosopher and author Sam Harris (Waking Up) and became interested in his ideas. In finding out more about Metzinger, I ran across the essay excerpted below, which seems to be […]
THOMAS METZINGER is currently Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and an Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study (FIAS). He is also Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit in Mainz and Director of the MIND Group at the FIAS. Dr. Metzinger is past president of the German Cognitive Science Society (2005-2007) and of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (2009-2011). His focus of research lies in analytical philosophy of mind and cognitive science, as well as in connections between ethics, philosophy of mind and anthropology. In the English language, he is the author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self, and editor of two collections, Conscious Experience, and Neural Correlates of Consciousness, as well as a scientific monograph, Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity. His two open access collections are Open MIND (2015), followed by Philosophy & Predictive Processing (2017).