Sebastian Watzl

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Research Statment

How is your mental life organized? How should it be organized? What role do you play in organizing it? What is it to have a perspective on the world? How does yours differ from mine? How do various aspects of mindedness (consciousness, agency, self-awareness, intentionality) hang together? My main approach to these and related questions has been a philosophical investigation of attention, pursued in close contact with empirical science.

Academic Interests

Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and neuroscience, and metaphysics. Interests also in epistemology, philosophy of science, metaethics and philosophy of language.

Higher education and employment history

  • 2010-2012 Harvard University (Boston), Postdoctoral Fellow, Mind-Brain-Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative (Department of Philosophy)
  • 2005-2010 Columbia University (New York), PhD (Philosophy)
  • 2003-2005 New York University (New York), MA (Philosophy)
  • 1998-2003 Humboldt University (Berlin), MA (Biology)



Emneord: Filosofi


  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Attentional organization and the unity of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies.  ISSN 1355-8250.  21(7-8), s 56- 87
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Perceptual guidance. Ratio (Oxford. Print).  ISSN 0034-0006.  27(4), s 414- 438 . doi: 10.1111/rati.12084
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). Silencing the experience of change. Philosophical Studies.  ISSN 0031-8116.  165(3), s 1009- 1032
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2012). Review of "Joint Attention: New Develoments in Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, and Social Neuroscience" edited by Axel Seemann. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.  ISSN 1538-1617.
  • Watzl, Sebastian & Wu, Wayne (2012). Review of "Perplexities of Consciousness" by eric Schwitzgebel. Mind (Print).  ISSN 0026-4423.  121(482), s 524- 529

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  • Watzl, Sebastian (2017). Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199658428.  336 s.

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  • Watzl, Sebastian (2016). Commentary on Denis Buehler's "Guidance of Visual Attention".
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2016). Priority Norms.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Attention and Importance.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Attention: The Form of Consciousness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Consciousness Beyond Appearances: Attentional Organization, Phenomenal Priming, and Reflexive Awareness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Is Attention the Form of Consciousness?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Is Attention the Form of Consciousness?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Salience Norms.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Salience. Dynamics for Consciousness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). Social Attention.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2015). What is Attention?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian & Siegel, Susanna (2015). Salience Norms.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Attention and Consciousness. Appearance, Organization, and Control.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Brains and Philosophers. Neuroscience and the Human Mind.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). How is Perceptual Guidance Possible?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Is attention an object-directed attitude?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Online Symposium on Philipp Koralus' “The Erotetic Theory of Attention”.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Perceptual Guidance.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2014). Subjects and Subjective Character.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). Comments on Watson's “Shifts of Attention, Competition for Attention and the Subject of Attention; Contrasting Indian Perspectives.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). How Attention Structures Consciousness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). How Attention Structures Consciousness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). How Attention Structures Consciousness.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). Is attention one or many? And why should we care?.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). Organizing Mind.
  • Watzl, Sebastian (2013). The Unity and Subjectivity of Consciousness Unified. Attention and Phenomenal Unity.

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Publisert 21. jan. 2014 11:42 - Sist endret 2. feb. 2017 13:58