Angelica Kaufmann (Milan, 1987) is a Philosopher of Mind, interested in the insights that Psychology and Anthropology can provide to contemporary theories on the evolution of the mind. Her research focus is on nonhuman primates’ cognition. Angelica holds the Early Career Fellowship 2015-2017 at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg of the University of Göttingen. She is also a Research Fellow 2015-2016 at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University in New York City.
In 2015, Angelica completed her doctoral studies with a thesis entitled “Animal Intention” at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology of the University of Antwerp, where she has been working with Bence Nanay on a project named “The Origins of Social Cognition.” During her PhD, she visited Warwick University under the supervision of Stephen Butterfill. She was educated in Philosophy of Mind at The University of Edinburgh and, previously, in Logic and Philosophy of Science at The University of Milan, her hometown.