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Professor, Philosophy, York University, Canada

Kristin Andrews is York Research Chair in Animal Minds and Professor of Philosophy at York University, and she was elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada in 2015. She works on issues in animal culture, social cognition, moral psychology, methodology in comparative psychology, and animal ethics. She is currently writing a book on the evolution of the normative mind. Andrews’s books include How to Study Animal Minds (Cambridge 2020)—an argument for new methods in comparative psychology, including premising that all animals are conscious until otherwise indicated; The Animal Mind second edition (Routledge 2020) – a survey of how empirical work on animal minds can help to inform debates in the philosophy of mind; Do Apes Read Minds? Toward a New Folk Psychology (MIT 2012) – a defense of her normative and pluralistic theory of folk psychology; The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Animal Minds (co-edited with Jacob Beck, Routledge 2017); and Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief (Routledge 2018). Andrews has studied scientists and orangutans in Borneo, and scientists and dolphins in Hawaii and Honduras. In addition to her academic duties, she serves as on the Board of Directors for The Borneo Orangutan Society Canada, which has the mission to promote conservation of orangutans and their habitat and to educate the public.


  • 2002–present
    Professor, York University