Tim Bayne

I am a philosopher of mind and cognitive science, with a particular interest in the nature of consciousness. I am currently Professor of Philosophy at Monash University (Melbourne), having taught previously at Macquarie University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford. I am the author of The Unity of Consciousness (2010) and Thought: A Very Short Introduction (2013), and an editor of Delusion and Self-Deception (2008), The Oxford Companion to Consciousness (2009) and Cognitive Phenomenology (2011).

My current research concerns the measurement of consciousness, and whether it is possible to build a consciousness meter. Other research interests include the nature of conscious thought, disorders of consciousness and taxonomy in psychiatry. I am a member of the CIFAR Brain, Mind and Consciousness program.

Recent publications

Bayne, T. & McClelland, T. 2016. ‘Finding the feel’: The matching content challenge to cognitive phenomenology, Phenomenology and Mind, 10: 26-43.

Bayne, T. 2016. ‘Gist!’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 116/2: 107-26. Doi: 10/1093/arisoc/aow006

Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. & Owen, A. 2016 Are there levels of consciousness? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20/6: 405-13.

McClelland, T. & Bayne, T. 2016. Concepts, contents, and consciousness, Neuroscience of Consciousness, 1. Doi: 10.1093/nc/niv012

Bayne, T. 2016. Delusions and the norms of rationality. In T-W Hung & T. Lane (Eds) Rationality: Constraints and Contexts. Elsevier, pp. 77-94.