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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Durham University, UK,
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Biola University
  • M.A. in Science and Religion, Biola University
  • BTh in Academic Theology, Evangelical Theological College, Ethiopia‚Äč

Biography

Mihretu P. Guta, Ph.D., has research interest in a wide range of issues in the area of metaphysics and philosophy of mind. His other research interest areas include: philosophy of religion, philosophy of language/logic, epistemology, ethics, philosophical theology, the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and the philosophy of quantum physics.

After completing his Ph.D., Guta spent a year at Durham University in the United Kingdom as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Durham Emergence Project, set up with cooperation between physicists and philosophers (funded by the John Templeton Foundation). His postdoctoral research was focused on the nature of the emergence of the phenomenal consciousness taken from the standpoint of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, neuroscience and quantum physics.

Recently Guta edited (with Sophie Gibb) a special issue for the Journal of Consciousness Studies entitled Insights into the First-Person Person Perspective and the Self: An Interdisciplinary Approach, (Imprint Academic, 2015).

He has published articles, short response commentaries and book reviews in academic journals such as Philosophia Christi, Analysis, Journal of Consciousness Studies and the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation. Places where Guta presented research/public lectures include: Durham University (UK), University of Vienna, University of Finland, Boston University, Biola University, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology and Evangelical Theological College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Currently, Guta is working on a book manuscript entitled: The Metaphysics of Substance and Personhood: A Non-Theory Laden Approach.

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