Susan Schneider

Affiliated Member



Schneider’s work is on the nature of the self and mind, which she examines from the vantage point of issues in philosophy of mind, cognitive science (especially neuroscience and AI), applied ethics, and analytical metaphysics. The topics she’s written about most recently include superintelligent AI (consciousness and control), intelligent life in the universe, whether thought is physical and computational, the mathematical nature of physics, whether the mind is a program, and the nature of the person.  For a brief overview of some of her work see this interview with 3AM Magazine. Other discussions of her work have appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Science, Big Think, Smithsonian, Discover.  For more info see her website.


  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neuroethics