Archive of Author | Keith Frankish

Keith Frankish is a philosopher and writer, currently living in Greece. He is an Honorary Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a Visiting Research Fellow (formerly Senior Lecturer) at The Open University, and an Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. His interests lie mainly in philosophy of mind, and he is well known for defending an illusionist view of phenomenal consciousness and a two-level theory of the human mind. His philosophical heroes include Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, John Stuart Mill, and Daniel Dennett. He is the author of Mind and Supermind (2004) and Consciousness (2005), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan St. B. T. Evans, 2009), New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jesús H. Aguilar and Andrei A. Buckareff, 2010), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (with William M. Ramsey, 2012), The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (with William M. Ramsey, 2014), and Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness (2017). Keith has also published pieces in Aeon, The Atlantic, The Economist, and iai News.

His website ‘Tricks of the Mind’ is at www.keithfrankish.com, and he is on Twitter as @keithfrankish.

Articles with Keith Frankish


AI and Consciousness

Keith Frankish is a philosopher and writer. He is an Honorary Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a Visiting Research Fellow (formerly Senior Lecturer) at The Open University, and an Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Program in Neurosciences at the University of Crete. His interests lie mainly in philosophy of mind, and he is well known for defending an illusionist view of phenomenal consciousness and a two-level theory of the human mind. In this exclusive interview he discusses his ideas on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.