Tyler K. Fagan received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elmhurst College. His research comprises three main topics: how minds think about other minds, and which minds do so; how animal minds work, and how we study them scientifically; and how a better understanding of cognition might reshape our conceptions of agency, responsibility, and moral status. Under the first two headings, his work focuses on methodological questions about anthropomorphism, explanatory parsimony, and the development of better experimental methods for probing mindre…

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