Evan Thompson

Professor | Associate Member, Department of Asian Studies | Associate Member, Department of Psychology
location_on Buchanan E 377

Research Area

Education

Ph.D. University of Toronto

About

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada


Research

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, Buddhism.My research interests are philosophy of mind and cognitive science, especially embodied cognition and the neuroscience of consciousness; Phenomenology, Continental philosophy of science, and contemporary European philosophy; and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Indian philosophical traditions and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science.


Publications

  • Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, forthcoming)
  • Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Philosophical Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2010, co-edited with Mark Siderits and Dan Zahavi)
  • Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995)
  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991, co-authored with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch)

 


Evan Thompson

Professor | Associate Member, Department of Asian Studies | Associate Member, Department of Psychology
location_on Buchanan E 377

Ph.D. University of Toronto

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, Buddhism.My research interests are philosophy of mind and cognitive science, especially embodied cognition and the neuroscience of consciousness; Phenomenology, Continental philosophy of science, and contemporary European philosophy; and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Indian philosophical traditions and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

  • Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, forthcoming)
  • Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Philosophical Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2010, co-edited with Mark Siderits and Dan Zahavi)
  • Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995)
  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991, co-authored with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch)

 

Evan Thompson

Professor | Associate Member, Department of Asian Studies | Associate Member, Department of Psychology
location_on Buchanan E 377

Ph.D. University of Toronto

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, Buddhism.My research interests are philosophy of mind and cognitive science, especially embodied cognition and the neuroscience of consciousness; Phenomenology, Continental philosophy of science, and contemporary European philosophy; and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Indian philosophical traditions and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

  • Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, forthcoming)
  • Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Philosophical Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2010, co-edited with Mark Siderits and Dan Zahavi)
  • Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge Press, 1995)
  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991, co-authored with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch)