Don Ross
Professor of Philosophy & Economics, University College Cork, University of Cape Town

Don Ross is professor of philosophy at University College Cork, professor of economics at the University of Cape Town, and programme director for methodology at the Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University. He is the co-editor of the The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics (2009) and the author of several books, including Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation (2005) and Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalised (with James Ladyman, 2007). He lives in Ireland and South Africa.

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Cognition and intelligence
The elephant as a person

Elephants might have the necessary capacities for personhood – we just need to help them acquire the cognitive scaffolding

Don Ross