Curriculum Vitae Dr. Wanja Wiese


07/2015 PhD defense, summa cum laude, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
04/2012 Diploma ("M.A.") in Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
01/2011 M.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
09/2008 – 07/2009 Exchange student at the Department of Mathematics at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands.


Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes

05/2016 Doctoral dissertation award of the Barbara Wengeler foundation (10,000€).
04/2012 –03/2015 PhD Scholarship, Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung.
09/2012 Travel Award for the conference "KogWis 2014" in Tübingen (250€).
07/2013 Travel grant of the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung (1,500€).
09/2012 Travel Award for the conference "KogWis 2012" in Bamberg (250€).
2011 Prize of the faculty for my M.A. thesis in the academic year 2010/2011 (300€).
09/2008 – 07/2009 ERASMUS Scholarship.


Teaching Experience (at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Winter semester 2017/18
  • Phenomenal consciousness. An introduction to philosophy of mind.
  • Transhumanism, science fiction, mortality denial, and philosophy of mind.
  • Philosophical problems in the scientific study of subjectivity and consciousness. The philosophy of Thomas Metzinger.
Summer semester 2017
  • Mental representation and cognitive architectures. Introduction to the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.
  • Time consciousness.
Winter semester 2016/17
  • Introduction to the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.
  • Hermann von Helmholtz. Philosophy (of mind) in the work of a polymath.
Summer semester 2016
  • Philosophie der Mathematik bei Platon und Aristoteles. (Philosophy of mathematics in the works of Plato and Aristotle)
  • Die Einheit des Bewusstseins: Kant, Brentano, Bayne, Dainton, u.a. (The unity of consciousness)
Winter semester 2015/16
  • Phänomenologie und Gestalttheorie: Brentano, Husserl, von Ehrenfels, Stumpf, Meinong, Wertheimer, Koffka
Summer semester 2015
  • Strukturale Repräsentation (Structural representation)
Winter semester 2011/12
  • Introduction to Logic.
Winter semester 2007/08
  • Introduction to Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Mind (Tutorial).
  • Introduction to Higher Mathematics (Analysis and Linear Algebra, Tutorial).
Summer semester 2007
  • Introduction to Informal Logic (Tutorial).
Winter semester 2006/07
  • Introduction to Informal Logic (Tutorial).


Working Experience

Winter semester 2011/12 Student assistant (e-learning) at the chair of philosophy of science and logic (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ralf Busse) at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
Winter semester 2009/10 - summer semester 2012 Student assistant at the chair of theoretical philosophy (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger) at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
09/2009 - 12/2011 Student assistant at the theory group (Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer) at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.



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