Open MIND, 2-vol. set

Open MIND, 2-vol. set

Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century

Edited by Thomas Metzinger and Jennifer M. Windt

A unique interdisciplinary collection of papers and commentaries by leading researchers and rising scholars, representing the latest research on consciousness, mind, and brain.





A unique interdisciplinary collection of papers and commentaries by leading researchers and rising scholars, representing the latest research on consciousness, mind, and brain.

This collection offers the most comprehensive collection on consciousness, brain, and mind available. It gathers 39 original papers by leaders in the field followed by commentaries written by emerging scholars and replies by the original paper's authors. Taken together, the papers, commentaries, and replies provide a cross-section of cutting-edge research in philosophy and cognitive science. Open MIND is an experiment in both interdisciplinary and intergenerational scholarship.

Open MIND grows out of the MIND Group, an independent, international body of young philosophers and scientists with a strong interest in the mind, consciousness, and cognition. The original and supporting materials are available online at

Authors includeMichael L. Anderson, Andreas Bartels, Tim Bayne, Christian Beyer, Ned Block, Paul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Carl S. Craver, Holk Cruse, Daniel C. Dennett, Jérôme Dokic, Chris Eliasmith, Kathinka Evers, Vittorio Gallese, Philip Gerrans, Rick Grush, John-Dylan Haynes, Heiko Hecht, J. Allan Hobson, Jakob Hohwy, Pierre Jacob, J. Scott Jordan, Victor Lamme, Bigna Lenggenhager, Caleb Liang, Richard Menary, Albert Newen, Alva Noë, Gerard O'Brien, Elisabeth Pacherie, Jesse Prinz, Joëlle Proust, Antti Revonsuo, Adina Roskies, Jonathan Schooler, Anil K. Seth, Wolf Singer, Evan Thompson, Ursula Voss, Kenneth Williford


$285.00 X ISBN: 9780262034609 1864 pp. | 8.5 in x 10.875 in


Thomas Metzinger

Thomas Metzinger is Professor of Philosophy and Fellow at the Gutenberg Research College at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, and an Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study in Frankfurt am Main. He is the editor of Neural Correlates of Consciousness and the author of Being No One, both published by the MIT Press.

Jennifer M. Windt

Jennifer M. Windt is a Lecturer at Monash University, Melbourne, and the author of Dreaming (MIT Press).


  • This is an exciting project and a tremendous resource for all those interested in the interdisciplinary study of the mind. The Open MIND team has brought together an excellent collection of distinguished and up-and-coming thinkers, to produce an extremely valuable guide to many of the key questions in the philosophy of mind. Highly recommended.

    Tim Crane

    Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

  • It is a privilege to endorse this remarkable exercise in academic philanthropy. This unique collection—of over 1,750 pages of compelling discussions—celebrates a decade of the MIND Group. Its objective was to provide a didactic (open access) resource, showcasing interactions between junior and senior figures in the field. The product is an amazing compendium that explores all one's favorite issues in philosophy and neuroscience. The range of contributions is delightfully broad, ranging from 'Naturalizing meta-ethics' to the 'Cybernetic Bayesian brain.' Yet this book is curiously coherent, with recurrent themes and clear evidence that the authors have spent many years talking to each other.

    Karl J. Friston

    Wellcome Principal Fellow and Scientific Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging; Professor of Neuroscience, University College London

  • This scintillating collection is a panorama of contemporary thinking on all the important philosophical questions about the mind. It contains the top names in current philosophy and neuroscience. Better still, the future top names provide critical comments. The resulting open-minded debate reflects multifaceted perspectives on the mind in a dazzling fashion.

    Uta Frith

    Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London; and Chris Frith, Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, University of London