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Evan Westra

Evan Westra

Assistant Professor // Philosophy

Assistant Professor // Cornerstone

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 7141


Phone: (765) 494-4695

Evan Westra works on the philosophy of social cognition, including topics like theory of mind, character judgment, and the psychology of norms. He also has interests in the ethics and of public discourse, the philosophy of animal minds and behavior, and the nature of mental representation. His research has been published in both philosophy and cognitive science journals, including Mind & Language, Cognition, Philosophy & Public Affairs, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Philosophical Studies, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Biology & Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Synthese, and the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Before joining the Philosophy Department at Purdue, Westra held postdoctoral positions at York University and the University of Toronto, and before that he was an instructor at the University of Rochester. He is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Moral Psychology