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I completed my BA in Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto.  I’m currently a Master’s student at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, researching the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.

I am especially interested in the relationship between different types of mechanism and levels of organization in studying the mind (e.g., the different approaches and upshots of molecular biology versus cognitive neuroscience) and how these mechanisms might be differentially or complementarily implicated in explaining different aspects of the mind.  Along these same lines, I am interested in the successes and failures of representationalist and anti-representationalist approaches to cognitive science, and the relevance of different features such as agency and self-organization, and computation and information processing in the study of the mind.

Research Area:
Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence


Contact Information

  • Position Title: MA
  • E-mail address: cassandra.williams@mail.utoronto.ca