- BA, Philosophy, University of British Columbia
- MA, Philosophy, University of British Columbia
- PhD, Philosophy, University of Maryland
Evan Westra works in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. His research focuses on how we reason about the social world, and how we come to know one another.
Learn more about Dr. Westra’s work at his personal website.
Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind
- Westra, E. (forthcoming). “Stereotypes, theory of mind, and the action-prediction hierarchy,” Synthese.
- Schönherr, J. and Westra, E. (forthcoming). “Beyond ‘interaction’: How to understand social effects on social cognition,” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
- Westra, E. (2018). “Character and theory of mind: An integrative approach,” Philosophical Studies, 175(5), 1217-1241.
- Westra, E. (2017). “Spontaneous mindreading: A problem for the two-systems account,” Synthese, 194(11), 4559-4581.
- Westra, E. (2017). “Pragmatic development and the false belief task,” Review of Philosophy and Psychology 8(2), 235-257.
- Westra, E. and Carruthers, P. (2017). “Pragmatic development explains the Theory-of-Mind Scale,” Cognition 158, 165-176.