LSE Assistant Professor Ali Boyle just published her new paper ‘Disagreement & classification in comparative cognitive science’ in Noûs.

About the paper: Comparative cognitive science often involves asking questions like ‘Do nonhumans have C?’ where C is a capacity we take humans to have. These questions frequently generate unproductive disagreements, in which one party affirms and the other denies that nonhumans have the relevant capacity on the basis of the same evidence. I argue that these questions can be productively understood as questions about natural kinds: do nonhuman capacities fall into the same natural kinds as our own?

Link to the paper (open access).