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Ruben Verhagen

MSc MA

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Research

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Philosophy of VU Amsterdam, and a visiting fellow at the Center for Sleep and Consciousness, UW-Madison. My interests cover topics in the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of science (especially neuroscience), and epistemology. I am especially interested in questions relating to consciousness.

My research focuses on Giulio Tononi's Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness (IIT), one of today's leading neuroscientific theories of consciousness. Currently, I am investigating how IIT's framework can be applied to problems in the philosophy of mind (e.g. the hard problem of consciousness), and metaphysics (e.g. problems concerning ontological and causal reductionism).

My project is funded by the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and by Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds.

 

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Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Neuroscience, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Consciousness Arts & Humanities
Philosophy of Mind Arts & Humanities
Metaphysics Arts & Humanities
Philosophy Arts & Humanities
Hard Problem Arts & Humanities
Philosophy of Science Arts & Humanities
Ontological Arts & Humanities
Neuroscience Arts & Humanities

Prizes

Extra Research Year

Ruben Verhagen (Recipient), 2015

PrizeAcademic

natural sciences
intuition
fee
philosophy

Honours (Cum Laude)

Ruben Verhagen (Recipient), 2016

PrizeAcademic

natural science
programme

Jan Brouwer Thesis Prize

Ruben Verhagen (Recipient), 2015

PrizeAcademic

Religion
Philosophy
Consciousness
Hard Problem
Irreducibility

Master's Thesis Incentive Prize

Ruben Verhagen (Recipient), 2015

PrizeAcademic

Category Mistake
Consciousness
Hard Problem
Irreducibility
Incentives

Master's Thesis Runner-up Prize

Ruben Verhagen (Recipient), 2013

PrizeAcademic

neurology
theses