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
- Connections between Philosophy and Mind and Applied Ethics
A second, closely associated, work area has been the research unit for neuroethics, also directed by Thomas Metzinger, previously co-ordinated by Elisabeth Hildt.
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All three work areas are associated with a whole range of national and international academic institutions, for example