Miguel Ángel Sebastian

Associate Research Fellow (Investigador Titular A)
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas

Research interest

My research interest has always been the same: understand the nature of consciousness within a naturalistic framework and the role it plays in our cognitive capacities (attention, memory, etc.). I attempt to combine the method of analysis and the theoretical tools provided by analytic philosophy with close attention to scientific findings in cognitive sciences. My research deals with metaphysical questions related to the mind-body problem as well as empirical and methodological problems —like the relation between consciousness and the reports about it. I am specially interested in the subjective character of the experience. I think that the analysis of self-representation is crucial for understanding the first-person perspective inherent to our conscious experience.

Key words

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences