Evan Westra

I'm a SSHRC Posdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I specialize in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and moral psychology. My research is about how we think about other minds and how we reason about the social world around us. I am especially interested in how we come to know about other people's character traits and the role that representations of character play in moral cognition. I am also deeply involved in debates about the cognitive architecture and development of "theory of mind" or "mindreading", which is the capacity to predict and interpret behavior using concepts like belief, desire, and knowledge.

You can email me at philosophy dot ewestra at gmail dot com, or at evan dot westra at utoronto dot ca.