Dr. Evan Thompson

Dr. Evan Thompson’s 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.

Selected 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, Department of Philosophy
Professor (B.A. Amherst College, Ph.D. University of Toronto)
Office: Buchanan E377
Telephone: (604) 827-0027
Email: evan.thompson@ubc.ca
Website: https://evanthompson.me/