Prentner, Robert

Robert Prentner


ETH Zürich

Doctorate at D-GESS

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Clausiusstrasse 49

8092 Zürich


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Research area

Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of chemistry

Consciousness studies

Curriculum Vitae

Robert studied Interdisciplinary Sciences and History and Philosophy of Knowledge at ETH Zürich. From there he graduated with a Ph.D. on the quantum dynamics of molecular systems in 2013.
He has been Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for the Explanation of Consciousness at Stanford University in 2013 and visited the Centre for the Foundations of Science at the University of Sydney in 2014.
His research lies at the border between the mathematical descriptions used in science and
the philosophy of consciousness


Chemistry, context and the objects of thought.
Robert Prentner
Foundations of Chemistry, (2017) Springer: Berlin.
A combined Gigahertz and Terahertz (FTIR) spectroscopic investigation of meta-D-phenol: observation of tunnelling switching.
Sieghard Albert, Ziqiu Chen, Csaba Fábri, Philippe Lerch, Robert Prentner, and Martin Quack
Molecular Physics, (2016) London: Taylor & Francis.
Erweiterter Geist - erweitertes Bewusstsein?
Robert Prentner
In Ist der Geist im Kopf? Beiträge zur These des erweiterten Geistes, edited by Jan G. Michel, Kim J. Boström and Michael Pohl, 109-132. (2016) Münster: mentis.
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