William Starr is an Assistant Professor in the Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy. He works primarily on language, communication and reasoning. His research aims to develop theories of how humans use language, so as to shed light on the mysteries of the human mind. He is the author of a number of research articles in these areas, and is beginning to connect it to the fascinating ways we communicate and reason about our food choices. Before coming to Cornell in 2011, he was a Bersoff Fellow at NYU. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers.