Articles

Articles published up to 2017:

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2018 articles:

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

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. 

Articles in press:

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

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

Thagard, P. (forthcoming). How rationality is bounded by the brain. In R. Viale (Ed.), Handbook of bounded rationality. London: Routledge.

Thagard, P. (forthcoming). Mind, consciousness, and free will. Frontiers of Philosophy in China. 

In progress:

Explaining emotional change: Appraisal, embodiment, and semantic pointers.

The semantic pointer theory of emotions.

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.

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