Michael Tye encountered philosophy at Oxford University and has taught at King’s College London, St Andrews and Temple University
before coming to the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently the Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts.
His work has focused on the philosophy of mind and, within that, consciousness in particular. He is known for elaborating and defending the representationalist approach to consciousness. He is the author of seven books, including Ten Problems of Consciousness (1995), Seven Puzzles of Thought (with Mark Sainsbury, 2011) and Tense Bees and Shell-Shocked Crabs: Are Animals Conscious? (2016).