Klaus Gärtner studied Philosophy at the University of Regensburg (Germany). Before joining the CFCUL, he obtained his PhD – funded by the Foundation of Science and Technology – at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon as a collaborator of the Institute of Philosophy of the NOVA (IFILNOVA) in 2014, with his dissertation entitled “From Consciousness to Knowledge – The Explanatory Power of Revelation”. In 2010 he was a visiting PhD student at the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra Australia under the supervision of David Chalmers.
He mostly works on contemporary Philosophy of Mind and Cognition. At the moment, his focus includes topics in the area of Conscious Experience and trends in 4E Cognition. Klaus is a founding member of the Lisbon Mind and Reasoning Group.