“The conscious experience of being a subject arises when a single organism learns to enslave itself.”
Thomas Metzinger is a philosopher, renowned for his work on philosophy of mind and neuroethics. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, and a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. Thomas is also the founder and director of both the MIND group and the MPE Project, whose stated goal is to develop a minimal model of conscious experience. Thomas' book The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self draws on cutting edge neuroscience to a develop a new, radical picture of the relationship between the mind and the world.
"Metzinger is crisp in his arguments and has a keen appreciation of essential ideas" - Mark Kingwell, Bookforum