Associate Professor

Degrees: Ph.D., Sheffield

Expertise: Dr. Fitzpatrick has special interest in philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology.

Current Research Projects:

– Normative cognition in non-human animals.
-The role of reasoning about intentions and other mental states in moral judgment (including work in conjunction with the AHRC Culture and The Mind Project.
-History of scientific debates about animal minds, especially the work of Conwy Lloyd Morgan.
– Simplicity / parsimony in science (Ockham’s Razor).


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Courses Taught:

PL101: Introduction to Philosophy
PL270: Analytic Philosophy
PL375: Philosophy of Science
PL379: Philosophy of Mind
PL450: Animal Minds Seminar