Theoretical Philosophy

Theoretical Philosophy denotes an area of academic philosophy constituted by the subdisciplines of epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metamathematics, logic, and metaphysics.

Specific foci of "Theoretical Philosophy" at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz are

    • Analytical Philosophy of Mind
    • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
    • Philosophy of Neuroscience
    • Philosophy of Perception.


A second, closely associated, work area is the research unit for neuroethics, also directed by Thomas Metzinger and co-ordinated by Elisabeth Hildt.

For example, there is


In addition, there is also an independent group of advanced students, the MIND Group at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study.

All three work areas are associated with a whole range of national and international academic institutions, for example