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Dr. Thomas METZINGER Professor and Director, Theoretical Philosophy Group, Department of Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; Adjunct Fellow, FIAS - Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

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from 1978 Studies in Philosophy, Ethnology and Theology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main 1982 MA in Philosophy, topic of treatise: "Rationalismus und Mystik" After Doctorate, supported by a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 1985 Ph.D., topic of dissertation: "Neuere Beiträge zur Diskussion des Leib-Seele-Problems", Frankfurt University 1985 Teaching Assignment, European Campus of the University of Maryland, Gießen 1986-1987 Teaching Assignments and Lectureships, Department of Philosophy, Frankfurt since 1987 Teaching Assistant, Center for Philosophy and Foundations of Science, University of Gießen; Teaching Assignments and Lectureships, Universities of Gießen, Frankfurt and Oldenburg 1992 Appointment as "Hochschulassistent" and Public Servant on time 1992 Habilitation for Philosophy, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen 1993 Appointment as University Lecturer by the dean of the Faculty of History of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen 1995 Substitution for the professorial Chair of Martin Lang, Department of Philosophy, University of Osnabrück 1996 Substitution for the professorial Chair of Georg Meggle, Department of Philosophy, University of Saarbrücken 1996-1997 Substitution for the professorial Chair of Georg Meggle, Department of Philosophy, University of Saarbrücken 1997-1998 Fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Bremen-Delmenhorst 1998-1999 Visiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, University of California, San Diego 1999-2000 Substitution for the professorial Chair of Vittorio Hösle, Department of Philosophy, University of Essen 2000 Full Professor for Philosophy of Cognitive Science, International Programme in Cognitive Science, Institute for Semantic Information Processing, Department of Philosophy, University of Osnabrück since 2000 Full Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

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