Metzinger is one of those exciting blends between serious meditator, neuroscientist, and philosopher. His writing combines the best of these worlds.
In The Ego Tunnel, Metzinger takes the ideas from his master work, Being No One, and makes them more widely accessible.
“The current lack of a genuine consciousness culture is a social expression of the fact that the philosophical project of enlightenment has become stuck: What we lack is not faith but knowledge. What we lack is not metaphysics but critical rationality - not grand theoretical visions but a new practicality in the way we use our brains. The crucial question is how to make use of the progress in the empirical mind sciences in order to increase the autonomy of the individual and protect it from the increasing possibilities of manipulation.”