David Cycleback (ברוך בן אברהם ושרה) MTh PhD is Director of Center for Artifact Studies and a member of the British Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Oxford Philosophical Society. He is the author of ten university textbooks in cognitive science and philosophy including Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Nature and Limits of Human Knowledge, and Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems. Understanding Human Minds and Their Limits was one of the best-selling digital natural science textbooks in the world, and his books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and Persian. He has a CMS in Museology and a Ph.D. in Religion with his dissertation in the neuroscience of belief systems.
David was a Montaigne Medal Honoree “given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne for the most thought-provoking books that illuminate, progress, or redirect thought,” runner-up for the International Book Award for Philosophy, and a five-time Eric Hoffer Award Finalist. In their second printing by China’s National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters and Judging the Authenticity of Photographs were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in Asia, and Art Perception is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India’s Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design.
He has been a university museum studies practicum coordinator and researcher, and a lecturer in philosophy and psychology of religion. His other books include Authenticating Art and Artifacts: An Introduction to Methods and Issues, Identifying Antique Commercial Printing Processes And The Basics of Authenticating Antique and Art Prints; and Identifying Common Materials in Antiques. He has been cited by the Australian National Archives, Museum of Innovation and Science, Indiana Historical Society, The Jewish Theological Seminary, University of Wisconsin (The Scout Project), the University of California Center for Learning in the Arts and Sciences and Sydney University (Business of Art).