Call for applications: 10 x 2 scholarships: Philosophy of mind and cognitive science & meditation training in Mainz


Thomas Metzinger is now inviting applications for fully funded PhD scholarships at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Successful applicants will be part of the Mental Autonomy Project, a research project combining first-person and third-person methods, beginning January 2017. Specifically, two interlocked scholarships (one for an academic PhD program, one involving training in formal meditation practice) are offered to up to 10 candidates over a three-year period. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2016.

All projects from interdisciplinary philosophy of mind and cognitive science and/or applied ethics will be considered, but applicants are encouraged to align their projects with one of the following areas:

- Mental autonomy and mind wandering - Mental autonomy and cognitive enhancement

- Mental autonomy and psychopathologies of consciousness

- Mental autonomy and applied ethics

- Mental autonomy and effective altruism

- Mental autonomy and the self-model theory of subjectivity

- Mental autonomy, mental action, and cognitive agency

- Mental autonomy and contemplative practice

- Mental autonomy across states of consciousness

- Functional analysis, mechanisms, and neural correlates of mental autonomy

- Computational models of mental autonomy, cognitive agency, and contemplative practice.

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