Welcome to Keith Frankish's website

I am an English philosopher and writer, currently living in Crete. I am a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with The Open University, UK (where I was until recently a Senior Lecturer) and an Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Programme at the University of Crete.

My research focuses primarily on topics in philosophy of psychology, including the nature of belief, mental architecture (especially dual-process theories of reasoning), consciousness, and cognitive theories of psychopathology.

I have written textbooks for several Open University courses, and enjoy the challenge of presenting philosophical arguments in an accessible and engaging way. I am currently developing philosophy of mind teaching materials for children.

Outside philosophy, I am researching the history and culture of Crete, and am working on several creative writing projects.

This website contains information about me, my research, my publications (both articles & chapters and books), selected talks and lectures I have given, and more. It also makes available eprints of my work, podcasts, and lecture presentations.

The website is also the home of my blog, A Divided Mind, where I shall be writing about philosophical issues in psychology and cognitive science, as well as about life in Crete and other topics that catch my interest.


April 2013: Delivering a series of lectures on philosophy of mind and philosophy of science for the Interdisciplinary Programme in the Brain and Mind Sciences at the University of Crete — the premier graduate programme in the Neurosciences in Greece. Students can find course materials for these lectures on my teaching page.

April 2013: Keynote speech at the Bounded Rationality conference (http://herbertsimonsociety NULL.org/bounded-rationality-updated/program/) (First International Congress of The Herbert Simon Society), Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 8-10 April. [Video presentation] (http://youtu NULL.be/ljo-r4LK2vQ)

July 2012: Publication of The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science, edited by Bill Ramsey and myself.

April 2011: 60-minute Philosophy TV discussion with Richard Brown about qualia and physicalism. Watch the discussion and add your comments (http://www NULL.philostv NULL.com/richard-brown-and-keith-frankish).

Mind, books, and brain