Terje Sparby is a philosopher and meditation researcher. His main areas of research are German idealism, consciousness, and phenomenological or introspective methods.

He studied philosophy at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in philosophy at Heidelberg University in 2012. The topic was Hegel’s conception of the determinate negation.

Terje has been a postdoc at Humboldt University and the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Mind & Life Institute. Currently he is working at the Witten/Herdecke University, co-organises the First-Person Science of Consciousness conference, and is a member of IBAP and the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium.