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Nadine Meertens, M.A.

PhD student

Short Biography:

Nadine obtained her bachelor degree in Arts and Culture at the university of Maastricht (NL),
which included an exchange to the University of Vienna (AT). It was during this exchange
that she discovered a liking for philosophy of mind, specifically relating to artificial
intelligence and animal cognition. This interest was pursued further during her masters in
philosophy at the university of Bern (CH), where she wrote her master thesis on the value of
borderline cases, comparing the literature on concept possession and attribution in AI and
nonhuman animals. Nadine started her PhD at the CVBE research group at LMU in January
2023, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy.

Research interests:

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Comparative Cognition
  • Philosophy of Animal Minds
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Awareness

Current Project:

Nadine is writing her PhD as part of a project looking at emergent awareness from minimal
collectives (EMERGE). Central to her research is the formulation of a philosophical
framework of collaborative awareness that can be applied to a variety of robots and AI