Jonathan Phillips Harvard University
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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 our minds represent possibilities. I have also done research on Theory of Mind, causal reasoning, moral judgment, formal semantics, and happiness. I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy and Psychology at Yale and started a three-year postdoc at Harvard in 2015.