Photography of Thomas K. Metzinger

Thomas K. Metzinger

Thomas K. Metzinger is full professor and director of the theoretical philosophy group and the research group on neuroethics/neurophilosophy at the department of philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. From 2014-2019 he is a Fellow at the Gutenberg Research College. He is the founder and director of the MIND group and Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany. His research centers on analytic philosophy of mind, applied ethics, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of mind.

PPP Contributions

Thomas K. Metzinger also contributed to Open MIND:


  • Metzinger, T., & Windt, J. M. (2015). Open MIND. Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. DOI: 10.15502/9783958571020

  • Blanke, O., & Metzinger, T. K. (2009). Full-body illusions and minimal phenomenal selfhood. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13(1), 7-13.

  • Lenggenhager, B., Tadi, T., Metzinger, T. K., & Blanke, O. (2007). Video ergo sum: Manipulating bodily self-consciousness. Science, 317(5841), 1096-1099.

  • Metzinger, T. K. (2000). Neural correlates of consciousness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Metzinger, T. K. (2004). Being no one: The self-model theory of subjectivity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Metzinger, T. K., & Gallese, V. (2003). The emergence of a shared action ontology: Building blocks for a theory. Consciousness and Cognition, 12(4), 549-571.