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. doi:10.1111/jep.12885. thagard-larocque.mental-health.jeval.2018 copy

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.formal.proofs copy

In progress:

Epidemiology and causal inference.

How rationality is bounded by the brain.

Social equality and cognitive modelling: Emotional coherence and change.

The semantic pointer theory of emotions.

Why psychotherapy works: Emotional mechanisms and tipping points.

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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