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Dr Keith Frankish

Keith Frankish

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Professional biography

Note: This page contains information about Keith's work with The Open University. For more information about Keith, including details of his research, publications, teaching, and other activities, please visit his personal website, which also contains e-prints of many of his publications.

Keith was a Lecturer, and later Senior Lecturer, with the OU Philosophy Department from 1999 to 2011. He left the OU in 2011, but he remains a Senior Visiting Research Fellow and co-director of the Mind, Meaning and Rationality Research Group. He currently lives with his family in Crete.

Research interests

Keith's 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. Open Research Online contains details of many of Keith's research publications. (For full details and e-prints, please see Keith's personal website.)

A strong believer in interdisciplinary collaboration, Keith was Director of the OU’s Mind, Meaning, and Rationality Research Group, and in 2006 he planned and co-organized a major interdisciplinary research conference on dual-process theories of reasoning and rationality.

 

 
 

Teaching interests

During his time with the university, Keith worked on a number of courses. He helped to design A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1789-1830, prepared a block on folk psychology for A850 MA in Philosophy, wrote a book on consciousness for AA308 Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind, and assisted with the preparation of the philosophy of mind block for A222 Exploring Philosophy. He served as Chair of AA308, Deputy Chair of A211 Philosophy and the Human Situation, and taught at residential schools for A103 An Introduction to the Humanities and AA301 Philosophy of the Arts.

Some of Keith's OU teaching materials are freely available on the OU's LearningSpace and OpenLearn websites, including a short course Introducing consciousness, an interview with Professor David Chalmers, and an interview with Professor Daniel Dennett.

Publications

Cognitive capacities, mental modules, and neural regions (2011-12)
Frankish, Keith
Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 18(4) (pp. 279-282)


Reasoning, argumentation, and cognition (2011-04-01)
Frankish, Keith
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(2) (pp. 79-80)


Conscious thinking, acceptance, and self-deception (2011-02-03)
Frankish, Keith
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(1) (pp. 20-21)


Dual-process and dual-system theories of reasoning (2010)
Frankish, Keith
Philosophy Compass, 5(10) (pp. 914-926)


Evolving the linguistic mind (2010)
Frankish, Keith
Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 9 (pp. 206-214)


Adaptive misbelief or judicious pragmatic acceptance? (2009-12)
Frankish, Keith
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(6) (pp. 520-521)


How we know our conscious minds: Introspective access to conscious thoughts (2009-04-23)
Frankish, Keith
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(2) (pp. 145-146)


The anti-zombie argument (2007-10)
Frankish, Keith
Philosophical Quarterly, 57(229) (pp. 650-666)


Deciding to believe again (2007-07)
Frankish, Keith
Mind, 116(463) (pp. 523-548)


Language, consciousness, and cross-modular thought (2002-12)
Frankish, Keith
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(6) (pp. 685-686)


A matter of opinion (1998-12)
Frankish, Keith
Philosophical Psychology, 11(4) (pp. 423-443)


How should we revise the paratactic theory? (1996-10)
Frankish, Keith
Analysis, 56(4) (pp. 251-263)


Consciousness (2005)
Frankish, Keith
ISBN : 978-0749296452 | Publisher : The Open University | Published : Milton Keynes, U.K.


Mind and supermind (2004)
Frankish, Keith
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
ISBN : 521812038 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK


Saying one thing and meaning another: a dual process approach to conversational implicature (2010-10)
Frankish, K. and Kasmirli, M.
In: Manktelow, Ken; Over, David and Elqayam, Shira eds. The Science of Reason: A Festschrift for Jonathan St. Bt Evans. Psychology Press Festschrift Series (pp. 259-281)
ISBN : 978-1-84872-015-2 | Publisher : Psychology Press | Published : Hove, U.K.


Scalar implicature: inference, convention, and dual processes (2010)
Frankish, Keith and Kasmirli, Maria
In: Manktelow, Ken; Over, David and Elqayam, Shira eds. The Science of Reason: A Festschrift for Jonathan St.B.T. Evans. Psychology Press Festschrifts (pp. 259-281)
ISBN : 978-1-84872-015-2 | Publisher : Psychology Press | Published : Hove


Partial belief and flat-out belief (2009-01)
Frankish, Keith
In: Huber, F. and Schmidt-Petri, C. eds. Degrees of Belief. Synthese Library (pp. 73-93)
ISBN : 978-1-4020-9197-1 | Publisher : Springer | Published : UK


The duality of mind: an historical perspective (2009-01)
Frankish, Keith and Evans, Jonathan St. B. T.
In: Evans, Jonathan St. B. T. and Frankish, Keith eds. In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (pp. 1-29)
ISBN : 978-0-19-923016-7 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford


Delusion: a two-level framework (2009)
Frankish, Keith
In: Broome, Matthew and Bortolotti, Lisa eds. Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives. International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry (pp. 269-284)
ISBN : 9780199238033 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford, U.K.


Systems and levels: Dual-system theories and the personal-subpersonal distinction (2009)
Frankish, Keith
In: Evans, Jonathan and Frankish, Keith eds. In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (pp. 89-107)
ISBN : 978-0-19-923016-7 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford


Mind and consciousness (2009)
Frankish, Keith and Kasmirli, Maria
In: Shand, John ed. Central Issues of Philosophy (pp. 107-120)
ISBN : 9781405162708 | Publisher : Blackwell | Published : London


Nonmonotonic inference (2006)
Frankish, Keith
In: Brown, K ed. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed) (pp. 672-675)
ISBN : 9780080442990 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : Oxford


Natural language and virtual belief (1998)
Frankish, Keith
In: Carruthers, Peter and Boucher, Jill eds. Language and thought : Interdisciplinary themes (pp. 248-269)
ISBN : 521637589 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK


The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science (2012-07)
Frankish, Keith and Ramsey, William eds.
ISBN : 9780521871419 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK


New Waves in Philosophy of Action (2011-10-29)
Aguilar, Jesús; Buckareff, Andrei and Frankish, Keith eds.
New Waves in Philosophy
ISBN : 9780230230602 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke


In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond (2009)
Evans, Jonathan and Frankish, Keith eds.
ISBN : 9780199230167 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford


Qualia: the real thing (2010)
Frankish, Keith
In : Second Annual Online Consciousness Conference (Feb /Mar 2010)