Raphaël Millière

Raphaël Millière

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Mind and Cognition

Ruhr-University Bochum

I am a visiting postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the Center for Mind and Cognition at Ruhr-University Bochum. In July 2020, I will become a postdoctoral research fellow in the Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University. I previously completed my DPhil (PhD) in philosophy at the University of Oxford in March 2020.

My philosophical interests lie mainly within the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of cognitive science. My doctoral research focused on the notion of self-consciousness. In my dissertation, I defended a pluralist account of self-consciousness, according to which there are several ways in which one can be conscious of oneself as oneself.

I am also interested in the conceptualization and taxonomy of global states of consciousness, such as post-comatose disorders of consciousness and drug-induced states, as well as in the nature and underlying mechanisms of spatial self-representation.