conferencia: Medical Inference: Using Explanatory Coherence to Model Mental Health Assessment and Epidemiological Reasoning
Paul Thagard is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many
interdisciplinary books. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the
University of Waterloo, where he founded and directed the Cognitive Science Program.
He is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (PhD in
philosophy) and Michigan (MS in computer science). He is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for
Psychological Science. The Canada Council has awarded him a Molson Prize (2007) and
a Killam Prize (2013). His books include: The Cognitive Science of Science:
Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change (MIT Press, 2012); The Brain and the
Meaning of Life((Princeton University Press, 2010); Hot Thought: Mechanisms and
Applications of Emotional Cognition (MIT Press, 2006); and Mind: Introduction to
Cognitive Science (MIT Press, 1996; second edition, 2005). Oxford University Press
will publish his 3-book Treatise on Mind and Society in fall, 2018.