Do., 06.05.2021 - Sa., 08.05.2021

Digital, ab 14 Uhr


First-person science of consciousness

First-person science of consciousness

The conference seeks to advance the field of a first-person science of consciousness with a particular emphasis on recent developments in method and application.

There is an increasing consensus in the mind sciences that intentionality, phenomenal states and subjectivity cannot be reduced to brain states without sacrificing consciousness as a field of research altogether. This raises the question of how first-person methods can be integrated more thoroughly into the study of consciousness.

Against this background, the conference will pursue the following core questions:

  • What are the differences and commonalities between first-person methods – in particular those that have been developed in recent decades?
  • In which disciplines and/or fields of research are these methods most fruitfully being applied?
  • How are these first-person forms of inquiry related to second- and third-person methods of studying consciousness?  

The conference will bring together leading researchers, young scholars, and students in order to open up a future in which first-person research moves from the fringes of the scientific exploration of the human mind to its center.


Beginn der Veranstaltung :
Do., 06.05.2021, 14:00 Uhr
Ende der Veranstaltung:
Sa., 08.05.2021, 13:00 Uhr

Digital, ab 14 Uhr


Institut für Erste-Person Forschung in Zusammenarbeit mit Alanus Hochschule Mannheim


30 Euro (free entrance for students)

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: