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What is a Bewusstseinskultur?

Thomas Metzinger has introduced the notion of a Bewusstseinskultur (consciousness culture) as a rational way of engaging with the emerging science of consciousness, its theories and the technical and pharmacological ways of manipulating consciousness that come with it. The goal of a Bewusstseinskultur is (a) to steer this science in accords with our ethical norms, (b) to implement the technology for the betterment of our society, and (c) to incorporate the emerging scientific view of us humans in such an enlightening way. All in all, the costs of this radical shift in our cultural paradigm should be minimized, while the gains to our society should be maximized. If we embed this concept into the current discussion on the role of consciousness, we get a better vision of how this consciousness culture might be like. Here, I present a sketch of a liberal and caring Bewusstseinskultur justified by four constraints from contemporary philosophy of consciousness.

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Date

September 6th 2019

Time

15:00-15:25

Location

Room: Rudolf Virchow
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Sascha Benjamin Fink
Prof. Dr.

Sascha Benjamin Fink

Otto-von-Guericke-University, Institute for Philosophy, Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg more about the speaker

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With your ticket you will have access to the whole conference - with keynotes, panels, round tables, posters and daylight social events. We will ask for a small extra fee for the Friday evening social program. The pre-conference workshops have to be booked separately and each workshop needs an individual ticket. By clicking on "Book now" below you also have the option to buy your workshop tickets.

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