Robert Lurz | Thinking Animals United

Robert Lurz

Robert-LurzRobert Lurz, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College, CUNY.  He works mainly in the area of the philosophy of animal minds. His latest research has been on the hotly debated topic of theory-of-mind in animals, on which he has recently written a book “Mindreading Animals: The Debate over What Animals Know about Other Minds” (MIT Press, 2011).

He is also the editor of the first collection of contemporary philosophical writings on animal minds, ” The Philosophy of Animal Minds” * (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
His fields of interest are primarily in the philosophical and scientific issues concerning animal consciousness and cognition as well as the philosophical and scientific issues concerning consciousness.

Lecture:
Eagles, Pigeons, Swine & Puppies: What People Think about Animal Thinking
March 2013