Astrid Schomäcker

Astrid Schomäcker

Since Novem­ber 2018, I have been an Assist­ant Pro­fess­or (Wis­senschaft­liche Mit­arbei­t­er­in) at the Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen in Ger­many. Here I am a mem­ber of the Philo­soph­ic­al Anthro­po­logy & Eth­ics Research Group, led by Neil Rough­ley, and part of the Per­son­al Ana­lyt­ics Centre of Com­pet­ence. Pre­vi­ously, I was a Doc­tor­al Stu­dent at the Ber­lin School of Mind and Brain, where I defen­ded my dis­ser­ta­tion on the effect of con­cep­tu­al change on the Hard Prob­lem of Con­scious­ness in Janu­ary 2019. I hold both a M.A. in philo­sophy and a B.A. in philo­sophy and music and media stud­ies from Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Ber­lin. Dur­ing my doc­tor­al stud­ies, I spent a semester as a vis­it­ing gradu­ate stu­dent at New York Uni­ver­sity.

My primary research interests lie in the Philo­sophy of Mind and its rela­tion­ship to the Cog­nit­ive Sci­ences. Next to con­scious­ness, cent­ral themes I dis­cussed in my dis­ser­ta­tion include a pri­ori know­ledge, con­cepts, and explan­a­tions. As part of my work at the Per­son­al Ana­lyt­ics research group I am cur­rently look­ing at ways to include eth­ic­al con­sid­er­a­tions in the design pro­cess of eHealth applic­a­tions.

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