(2015) Thinking about oneself: From nonconceptual content to the concept of a self. MIT Press.

Reviewed by Dan Zahavi in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Here is a series of blog posts discussing the book over at Brains.

Journal articles

(2023) “Where is the Golden Mean of Intellectual Humility? Comments on Ballantyne”. The Journal of Positive Psychology (with Claire Simmons, Katharina Helming and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

(2022). “Reassessing the relationship between phenomenology and explanation: an introduction”, Introduction to the Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences on “Reassessing the relationship between phenomenology and explanation” (with Heath Williams)

(2022). “How language shapes our minds: On the relationship between generics, stereotypes and social norms”. Mind and Language (with Leda Berio)

(2022) “Do infants have agency? – The importance of control for the study of early agency”. Developmental Review (64) (with Florian Bednarski and Charlotte Grosse-Wiesmann)

(2020) “Teaching Rationality – Sustained Shared Thinking as a means for learning to navigate the space of reasons”. Journal of Philosophy of Education (with Frauke Hildebrandt) Link (Open Access)

(2019) “From non-self-representationalism to the social structure of pre-reflective self-consciousness”, in: Borner, M., Frank, M. & Williford, K. (ed) Senses of Self. ProtoSociology 36, 243-263 Download paper

(2018) ” Ipseity at the intersection of phenomenology, psychiatry and philosophy of mind: Are we talking about the same thing?”. Review of Philosophy and Psychology (with Glenn Carruthers) Link

(2018) “Self and Others”. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 43(2), 136-145 Link

(2017) “The personal and the subpersonal in the theory of mind debate”. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. doi:10.1007/s11097-017-9504-4 Link

(2016) “Perception, nonconceptual content, and immunity to error through misidentification”. Inquiry. doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2015.1122548 (with Arnon Cahen). Download paper

(2014) “Neuroscience and the risks of maltreatment”. Children and Youth Services Review 47, pp. 18-26, doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.11.002 (with Eileen Munro) Link

(2014) “Self-face recognition: Individual differences and discrepancies associated with mental self-face representation, attractiveness and self-esteem.” Psychology & Neuroscience 7 (2), pp. 65-72 (with Fatima Felisberti)

(2013) “A philosophical perspective on the relation between cortical midline structures and the self”. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00536 Link (Open Access)

(2013) “Self-consciousness and nonconceptual content.” Philosophical Studies 163 (3), pp. 649-672 doi: 10.1007/s11098-011-9837-8 (Published online in 2011) Download Paper

(2012) “Selbstbewusstsein als perspektivische Differenzierung”. Pädagogische Rundschau 66 (4), pp. 477-487. Download Preprint

(2012) “Self-consciousness and intersubjectivity.”  Grazer Philosophische Studien 84, pp. 63-89. Download Preprint

(2012) “Towards an integrated theory of self-consciousness.” Introduction to Special Issue on ‘Facets of Self-Consciousness’, Grazer Philosophische Studien 84, pp. v-xvi (with Katja Crone and Anna Strasser). Download Preprint

(2012) “Concepts or Metacognition – what is the issue? Commentary on Stephane Savanah’s ‘Concept possession hypothesis of self-consciousness'” Consciousness and Cognition 21, pp. 721–722. Download paper

(2009) “Neonatal separation stress reduces glial fibrillary acidic protein- and S100β-immunoreactive astrocytes in the rat medial precentral cortex”. Developmental Neurobiology 69 (4), pp. 203-2011(with Giovanni Cirillo, Carlo Cavaliere, Maria Rosaria Bianco, Joerg Bock, Carina Helmeke, Katharina Braun, Michele Papa). Link

(2006) “How can Searle avoid property dualism? Epistemic-ontological inference and autoepistemic limitation”. Philosophical Psychology 19 (5), pp. 589-605 (with Georg Northoff). Link

Book chapters

(forthcoming) “Developmental Neuroscience” (with Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann), In: Heinzelmann, N. (Hg) Advances in Neurophilosophy, Bloomsbury

(forthcoming) “Liegt Altruismus in der menschlichen Natur?”, in. Kiesel, D., Schmidt, S., & Smettan, T. (Hg.) Altruismus, Metzler Verlag

(2023) “Begriffliche und nicht-begriffliche Gehalte”, in: Rathgeb, N. & Hoffmann-Kols, V. (Hg.) Handbuch Philosophie des Geistes, Metzler Verlag

(2022) “Implicit self-knowledge”, in: Thompson, R. (ed). Routledge Handbook of Implicit Cognition

(2018) “Selbstbildung, Abrichtung oder Dialog: Wie kommen Kinder in den ‘Raum der Gründe’?” (mit Frauke Hildebrandt), in: Hebenstreit-Müller, S. & Hildebrandt, F. (Hg). Mit Kindern denken — Gespräche im Kita-Alltag. Dohrmann Verlag, 33-52

(2018) “Prä-reflexives Selbstbewusstsein im Kontext von Kognitionswissenschaften: Vom impliziten zum expliziten Selbst”, in: Viertbauer, K. (Hg.) Präreflexives Selbstbewusstsein im Diskurs. Karl Alber Verlag

(2017) “Neurophilosophie”, in: Schürmann, E., Spanknebel, S., Wittwer, H. (Hg). Formen und Felder des Philosophierens. Karl Alber Verlag.

(2015) “Der Selbstbegriff in Philosophie, Neurowissenschaften und Psychiatrie — Zum Spannungsverhältnis von Naturalismus und Normativität.” In: Brücher, K. (Hg.) Selbstbestimmung. Parodos Verlag, Berlin.

(2006). “Können wir unser eigenes Gehirn als Gehirn erkennen?” In: Reichertz, J. and Zaboura, N. (Hg.) Akteur Gehirn – oder das vermeintliche Ende des handelnden Subjekts (with Georg Northoff)

Book reviews

(2021) Kurzrezension von “Über den Menschen” von Gerhard Roth, Forschung und Lehre

(2016) Review of “Mind, Self and Person” by Anthony O’Hear (ed.), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2016.04.24 Link

(2014). Review of “Immunity to Error through Misidentification” by Prosser, S. & Recanati, F. (eds). Mind 123 (492), 1228-1234.

(2014). Review of “The Self in Question” by Andy Hamilton, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews  2014.07.21 Link

(2013). Review of “Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel, Science  339 (6125), p. 1277. Link

(2012). Review of “The things we do and why we do them” by Constantine Sandis, Times Higher Education. Link

Edited volumes

(2023) Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences on “Phenomenology and Explanation” (with Heath Williams)

(2021) Spezialausgabe des InMind-Magazins zum Thema “Wie verstehen wir andere besser?” (mit Pascal Burkmer & Dana Schneider) Link

(2012) “Facets of Self-Consciousness.“ Special Issue, Grazer Philosophische Studien 84 (with Katja Crone & Anna Strasser) Link

Other publications

(forthcoming) “The development of intellectual humility: reflections and directions.”  (with Tenelle Porter, Samuel Ronfard, Joshua Rottman, Jason Baehr, Andrei Cimpian, Judith Danovitch, Don Davis, Paul Harris, Frank Keil, Candice Mills, Azzura Ruggieri, Debra Mashek, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), White Paper for the Templeton Foundation


(2011) “Self-consciousness: from nonconceptual content to the concept of a self”. Summa cum laude, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Committee members: Michael Pauen, Ulman Lindenberger, Tobias Rosefeldt)