Jonathan S. Phillips
Fellow, Dartmouth College
Cognitive Science; Modal Cognition; Moral Psychology; Theory of mind
My research falls in the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and linguistics, and fits most easily within the broader umbrella of cognitive science. Much of the work I've done is related in one way or another to the psychological representation of modality — the way minds represent possibilities. While in Berlin, I will be pursuing a joint project with Angelika Kratzer on ‘Decomposing Modal Thought’, which aims to provide a common language for researchers studying modality across disciplines, allowing linguists, philosophers, developmental psychologists, modal logicians, and specialists in comparative cognition to all talk to one another.