Martine Nida-Rümelin teaches in Fribourg since 1999. She studied philosophy, psychology and mathematics in Munich, Germany. Longer stays of research in 1991 in Providence, Rhode Island and UCLA, California (USA), in 2006 at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Budapest (Hungary), in 2009 and 2011 at the ANU, Canberra (Australia).
The major part of her published work is concerned with the special status of conscious individuals and aims at developing a non-materialist account which avoids the weaknesses of traditional dualism. Other areas of specialization in teaching and research: philosophy of color and color sensation, philosophy of color vision science; individuality of conscious individuals; freedom and determinism, phenomenology of agency; the relation between the phenomenal and the intentional; self reference and self awareness; emotion and rationality, the role of emotion in human action, emotion and aesthetic value of music; epistemic paradoxes and paradoxes of decision; thought in non-linguistic beings; intuitions and their role in philosophy.
Phenomenological reflection and rational, reflected intuitions play a prominent role in her philosophical approach.
Metaphysics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind