Mandy Stake

Mandy Stake

Postdoctoral researcher


Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Applied Ethics, AI Ethics, Enhancement, Self-Consciousness, Theory of Mind, Second-Person Perspective, Philosophy of Psychology


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Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM)

Gehirn und Verhalten (INM-7)

Gebäude 14.6 / Raum 332

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About me

I am a philosopher and postdoctoral researcher in the INM-7 working group "Neuroethics and Ethics of AI". My research interests are broad, ranging from theoretical to applied philosophy, but mostly cluster around topics in philosophy of mind, applied ethics (AI ethics, Neuroethics, medical ethics, environmental ethics) and intercultural philosophy. Currently, I work in the field of AI ethics, especially in connection to conceptual and applied questions around AI agency, (shared) responsibility, and trust.

I wrote articles about the ethics of (neuro-)enhancement and ethical implications of AI applications, and recently co-edited the book "Bioeconomy and Sustainability: Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences, Economics and Ethics" (2022).

My PhD-thesis "Self-Consciousness and Perspectivity. An Enquiry about the Second Person Perspective" (2023; German original title: Selbstbewusstsein und Perspektivität. Eine Untersuchung der Zweite-Person-Perspektive) is about the connection between self-consciousness and perspectivity. In this encompassing and interdisciplinary work I discuss necessary conditions for the acquisition of self-consciousness and for what I call "full perspectivity". I especially focus on the roles of the second-person perspective and joint attention, elaborate new meanings, introduce more complex definitions and demonstrate that both are crucial and necessary for the acquisition of robust self-consciousness.

Letzte Änderung: 24.11.2023