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Ms Ali Boyle

Ms Ali Boyle

Research Fellow

Ms Boyle is primarily interested in questions about the minds of animals, and what we can learn about animals' minds from their behaviour. Her current research centres around two questions. First, are animals mindreaders - do they understand that the creatures surrounding them have mental lives? Second, do animals have episodic memory - can they recall and mentally relive their past experiences? Her research aims to clarify the nature of these mental capacities, whether they might come in 'minimal' forms, and how they manifest in behaviour.

Dr Tom Dougherty

Dr Tom Dougherty

Director of Studies

Dr Dougherty is a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy.

He teaches and researches moral and political philosophy, and is also an Ethics area editor for the journal, Ergo.

As Director of Studies Dr Dougherty is responsible for choosing the best supervisors to work with you depending on the papers that you choose.

Mr Alexander Greenberg

Mr Alexander Greenberg

Director of Studies

Mr Greenberg is a research associate and project manager on the New Directions in the Study of the Mind project, based in in the Faculty of Philosophy

His research centres on psychological, epistemological, and normative questions about belief, and how these questions interrelate.

 

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