Tim Crane

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Tim Crane
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Crane at a seminar on consciousness on Feb 17, 2016
Born (1962-10-17) 17 October 1962 (age 60)
Education University of Durham (BA)
University of York (MA)
Peterhouse, Cambridge (PhD)
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic philosophy
Institutions King's College London
University College London
Institute of Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Central European University
Thesis The Content and Causation of Thought  (1989)
Doctoral advisor Jeremy Butterfield
Hugh Mellor
Main interests
Philosophy of mind, metaphysics
Website www.timcrane.com

Timothy Martin Crane (born 17 October 1962 [1] ) is a British philosopher specialising in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of psychology and metaphysics. His contributions to philosophy include a defence of a non-physicalist account of the mind; a defence of intentionalism about consciousness; a defence of the thesis that perceptual experience has non-conceptual content; a psychologistic approach to the objects of thought; and a defence of the thesis that intentionality is the mark of the mental. He is currently the Head of Department and Professor of Philosophy at Central European University, and was previously the Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. For the academic year 2020–21 he was a visiting professor at the University of Italian Switzerland. [2]



Crane obtained his BA from Durham University, his MA from the University of York and his PhD in 1989 from the University of Cambridge, where he was a student at Peterhouse [3] and studied with Jeremy Butterfield and Hugh Mellor. From 1990 to 2009, he taught at University College London, first as a lecturer, then as a reader, as a professor, and as head of department. He was director of the Institute of Philosophy in London from 2005 to 2008. He was appointed as the Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge in September 2009. He is also the philosophy editor of the Times Literary Supplement.

In August 2017, he joined the Department of Philosophy at Central European University, assuming a full professorship. [4]

He is the brother of composer Laurence Crane. He is married to the philosopher Katalin Farkas, who also teaches at Central European University.


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  2. "Professors". usi.ch - Master in Philosophy. 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. "UCL PHILOSOPHY - Professor Crane". Archived from the original on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
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