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Metzinger, Thomas 1958-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 238 publications in 7 languages and 6,634 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Interviewee, Translator
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Most widely held works by Thomas Metzinger
The ego tunnel : the science of the mind and the myth of the self by Thomas Metzinger( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exploration of human consciousness, philosopher and scientist Thomas Metzinger provides evidence that the "self" does not really exist. Highlighting a series of ground-breaking experiments in neuroscience, virtual reality, and robotics, and his own pioneering research into the phenomenon of the "out-of-body" experience, Metzinger reveals how our brain constructs our reality - our deepest sense of self is completely dependent on our brain functioning." "In The Ego Tunnel, Metzinger examines recent evidence that people born without arms or legs can experience a sensation that they do in fact have limbs - and how we can actually feel a human touch in a rubber hand placed on a desk in front of us. Similarly, he reveals how the state of our experiential self changes when we become lucid while we're dreaming, and how our sense of self can even be transposed into a three-dimensional computer-generated image of our body in cyberspace simply by using virtual reality goggles, creating a conflict between the seeing self and the feeling self. He goes on to discuss the latest research on free will, machine consciousness, and the evolution of empathy." "Highlighting these examples and more, Metzinger asserts that if our "self" is created by our brain mechanisms and it's possible to alter our subjective reality, then this creates not only a deeper understanding of consciousness, but a need for a new approach to ethics. Our sense of self, our spatial understanding, and the feeling of embodiment can be manipulated and even controlled. Using new kinds of medication, we can even enhance cognition and fine-tune emotional layers of self-consciousness. But what, in an ethical sense, are valuable forms of self-experience in the first place - what is a good state of consciousness?"
Being no one : the self-model theory of subjectivity by Thomas Metzinger( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Being No One, Metzinger, a German philosopher, draws strongly on neuroscientific research to present a representationalist and functional analysis of what a consciously experienced first-person perspective actually is. Building a bridge between the humanities and the empirical sciences of the mind, he develops new conceptual toolkits and metaphors; uses case studies of unusual states of mind such as agnosia, neglect, blindsight, and hallucinations; and offers new sets of multilevel constraints for the concept of consciousness. Metzinger's central question is: How exactly does strong, consciously experienced subjectivity emerge out of objective events in the natural world? His epistemic goal is to determine whether conscious experience, in particular the experience of being someone that results from the emergence of a phenomenal self, can be analyzed on subpersonal levels of description. He also asks if and how our Cartesian intuitions that subjective experiences as such can never be reductively explained are themselves ultimately rooted in the deeper representational structure of our conscious minds." "Metzinger introduces two theoretical entities - the "phenomenal self-model" and the "phenomenal model of the intentionality relation"--That may form the decisive conceptual link between first-person and third-person approaches to the conscious mind and between consciousness research in the humanities and in the sciences. He also discusses the roots of intersubjectivity, artificial subjectivity (the issue of nonbiological phenomenal selves), and connections between philosophy of mind and ethics."--Jacket
Neural correlates of consciousness : empirical and conceptual questions by Thomas Metzinger( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together an international group of neuroscientists and philosophers who are investigating how the content of subjective experience is correlated with events in the brain. The fundamental methodological problem in consciousness research is the "subjectivity" of the target phenomenon - the fact that conscious experience, under standard conditions, is always tied to an individual, first-person perspective. The core empirical question is whether and how physical states of the human nervous system can be mapped onto the content of conscious experience. The search for the neural correlate of consciousness (NCC) has become a highly active field of investigation in recent years. Methods such as single-cell recording in monkeys and brain imaging and electrophysiology in humans, applied to such phenomena as blindsight, implicit/explicit cognition, and binocular rivalry, have generated a wealth of data. The same period has seen the development of a number of theories about NCC location
Conscious experience by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewußtsein : Beiträge aus der Gegenwartsphilosophie( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in German and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ego-Tunnel : eine neue Philosophie des Selbst: von der Hirnforschung zur Bewusstseinsethik by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher and scientist Thomas Metzinger argues that neuroscience's picture of the "self" as an emergent phenomenon of our biology and the attendant fact that the "self" can be manipulated--and even controlled--raises novel and serious ethical questions. If, as Metzinger argues, our conception of the self is a sort of tunnel-vision-like experience of the world, with little left in and much left out, can there be better or worse states of consciousness? And if so, what should we do to try to achieve them? Here, Metzinger outlines his vision of a moral philosophy of the min
Subjekt und Selbstmodell : die Perspektivität phänomenalen Bewusstseins vor dem Hintergrund einer naturalistischen Theorie mentaler Repräsentation by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open MIND : philosophy and the mind sciences in the 21st century( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Das Leib-Seele-Problem( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuere Beiträge zur Diskussion des Leib-Seele-Problems by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phänomenales Bewusstsein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intentionalität und mentale Repräsentation( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phänomenales Bewusstsein( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der erste Band "Phänomenales Bewusstsein" beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, worin genau aus philosophischer Perspektive das Problem des Bewusstseins besteht und warum wir berechtigterweise behaupten könnten, dass wir das Problem gelöst hätten. Worin bestehen die begrifflichen Fragen und was könnte als eine Erklärung von Bewusstsein zählen?
Grundkurs Philosophie des Geistes( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuere Beiträge zur Diskussion des Leib-Seele-Problems by Thomas Metzinger( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untersuchungen zur Vernetzung der Bindepechmatrix von Kohlenstoffkörpern mit molekularem Sauerstoff by Thomas Metzinger( )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Being no one : the self-model theory of subjectivity
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Alternative Names
Mecingeris Tomas

Meixinge, Tangmasi 1958-

Thomas Metzinger Duits schrijver

Thomas Metzinger filòsof alemany

Thomas Metzinger filósofo alemán

Thomas Metzinger German philosopher

Thomas Metzinger philosophe allemand

Thomas Metzinger tysk författare

Thomas Metzinger tysk skribent

Метцингер, Томас

Метцингер, Томас немецкий философ

Томас Метцингер

メッツィンガー, トーマス

湯瑪斯·梅辛革

Languages
English (94)

German (74)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)