Articles published up to 2017:

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Articles in press:

Thagard, P. (forthcoming). The relevance of neuroscience to meaning in life. In I. Landau (Ed.), Oxford handbook of meaning in life.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Thagard, P., Larocque, L., & Kajić, I. (forthcoming). Emotional change: Neural mechanisms based on semantic pointers. Emotion.

2021 articles:

Thagard, P. (2021). The cognitive science of COVID-19: Acceptance, denial, and belief change. Methods.

Thagard, P. (2021). How rationality is bounded by the brain. In R. Viale (Ed.), Routledge handbook of bounded rationality (pp. 398-406). London: Routledge.

Thagard, P. (2021). Naturalizing logic: How knowledge of mechanisms enhances inductive inference. Philosophies, 6, 52. 

2020 articles:

Thagard, P. (2020). Is meaning nonphysical? Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 4, 55-57.

Thagard, P. (2020). Mathematical knowledge and reality (adapted from 2019 book, Natural Philosophy). In M. Pitici (Ed.), The best writing on mathematics 2020. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (pp. 172-188).

Thagard, P., & Larocque, L. (2020). Mapping emotional change in psychotherapy. Unpublished. 

2019 articles:

Dammann, O., Poston, T., & Thagard, P. (2019). How do medical researchers make causal inferences? In K. MCain & K. Kampourakis (Eds.), What is scientific knowledge? An introduction to contemporary epistemology of science (pp. 33-51) London: Routledge.

Kajić, I., Schröder, T., Stewart, T. C., & Thagard, P. (2019). The semantic pointer theory of emotion: Integrating physiology, appraisal, and constructionCognitive Systems Research, 58: 35-53.

Thagard, P. (2019). Coherence, truth, and the development of scientific knowledge (reprint of 2007 article). In D. Edwards (Ed.), Truth: A contemporary reader (pp. 86-101). London: Bloomsbury Press.

Thagard, P. (2019). Green-eyed pets. Aeon.

2018 articles:

Thagard, P. (2018). Computational models in science and philosophy. In S. O. Hansson & V. F. Hendricks (Eds.), The handbook of formal philosophy (pp. 457-467). Berlin: Springer.

Thagard, P. (2018). Mind, consciousness, and free will. Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 12(3), 377-393. 

Thagard, P. (2018). Social equality: Cognitive modeling based on emotional coherence explains attitude change. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences., 5(2), 247-256. 

Thagard, P., & Larocque, L. (2018). Mental health assessment: Inference, explanation, and coherence. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 24(3), 649-654. doi:10.1111/jep.12885

Popular article for each decade:

Thagard, P. (1978). The best explanation: criteria for theory choice. Journal of Philosophy, 75: 76-92

Thagard, P. (1989). Explanatory coherence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 435-467.

Holyoak, Keith J. and P. Thagard (1997) The analogical mind. American Psychologist, 52: 35-44.

Thagard, P. (2007). Coherence, truth, and the development of scientific knowledge. Philosophy of Science.74, 28-47.

Thagard, P., & Stewart, T. C. (2011). The Aha! experience: Creativity through emergent binding in neural networks. Cognitive Science, 35, 1-33.

Thagard, P. (2021). The cognitive science of COVID-19: Acceptance, denial, and belief change. Methods.

Publications using cognitive-affective maps

This page updated Oct. 18, 2021. 

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