Kim Frost

Faculty Title

 Assistant Professor

Contact Info

HMNSS 3215



PhD., University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Action


Professor Frost’s research focuses on the nature of intentional action, practical knowledge, fallibility, and the metaphysics of powers. He is currently working on a book titled “Mistakes: A Philosophical Inquiry”, which investigates what mistakes are, why only some things in the universe can make mistakes, and the ways in which we are distinctively responsible for mistakes.

Selected Publications

“What Could a Two-Way Power Be?”, Topoi, 2019, DOI 10.1007/s11245-018-9628-3
“A Metaphysics for Practical Knowledge”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2018.1516972
“On the Very Idea of Direction of Fit”, Philosophical Review 123 (4), 2014: 429-484.
“Action as the Exercise of a Two-Way Power”, Inquiry 56 (6), 2013: 611-624.