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Keith Frankish is Honorary Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, UK, Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University, UK, and Adjunct Professor with the Brain and Mind Programme in Neurosciences at the University of Crete, Greece.

He is the author of Mind and Supermind (2004) and Consciousness (2005), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is the editor of Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness (2017) and the co-editor of In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (with Jonathan Evans, 2009), New Waves in Philosophy of Action (with Jesús Aguilar and Andrei Buckareff, 2010), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (with William Ramsey, 2012), and The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (with William Ramsey, 2014). He currently edits the Elements in Philosophy of Mind strand of CUP’s Cambridge Elements project. He has also written about philosophy of mind and other topics for a range of magazines, including Aeon, The Economist, New Humanist, Philosophy Now, Psyche, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Times Higher Education, and The Times Literary Supplement

Keith’s research interests lie mainly in philosophy of mind. He is well known for defending an illusionist view of consciousness, in opposition to forms of phenomenal realism. He has also written extensively on the nature and function of conscious belief, defending an action-based account of conscious reasoning and a two-level view of the human mind.