Creativity Articles

Jiang, M., & Thagard, P. (2014). Creative cognition in social innovation. Creativity Research Journal, 26, 375-388.

Saunders, D., & Thagard, P. (2005). Creativity in computer science. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity across domains: Faces of the muse. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 153-167. PDF

Thagard, P. (1997) Medical analogies: why and how. In P. Langley & M. Shafto (Eds.), Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 739-744). Mahway: Erlbaum. HTML

Thagard, P. (1998). Ulcers and bacteria I: Discovery and acceptance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, 29: 107-136. HTML

Thagard, P. (2006). How to collaborate: Procedural knowledge in the cooperative development of science. Southern Journal of Philosophy, 44: 177-196. PDF

Thagard, P. (2005). How to be a successful scientist. In M. E. Gorman, R. D. Tweney, D. C. Gooding & A. P. Kincannon (Eds.), Scientific and technological thinking (pp. 159-171). Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. PDF

Thagard, P. (2007). Abductive inference: From philosophical analysis to neural mechanisms. In A. Feeney & E. Heit (Eds.), Inductive reasoning: Experimental, developmental, and computational approaches (pp. 226-247). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDF

Thagard, P. (2002). Curing cancer? Patrick Lee's path to the reovirus treatment. International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 16, 179-193. HTML

Thagard, P. (2003). Pathways to biomedical discovery. Philosophy of Science, 70: 235-254. PDF

Thagard, P. (2011). Patterns of medical discovery. In F. Gifford (Ed.), Handbook of philosophy of medicine. Amsterdam: Elsevie, 187-202. PDF

Thagard, P. (2012). Creative combination of representations: Scientific discovery and technological invention. In R. Proctor & E. J. Capaldi (Eds.), Psychology of science: Implicit and explicit processes (pp. 389-405). . Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF

Thagard, P. (2014). Artistic genius and creative cognition. In D. K. Simonton (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Genius (pp. 120-138). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Thagard, P. (2014). Creative intuition:  How EUREKA results from three neural mechanisms. In L. M. Osbeck & B. S. Held (Eds.), Rational intuition: Philosophical roots, scientific investigations (pp. 287-306). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thagard, P., and Croft, D. (1999). Scientific discovery and technological innovation: Ulcers, dinosaur extinction, and the programming language JAVA. In L. Magnani, N. Nersessian, and P. Thagard (eds.), Model-based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery, Plenum. 125-137. HTML

Thagard, P., & Stewart, T. C. (2011). The Aha! experience: Creativity through emergent binding in neural networks. Cognitive Science, 35, 1-33. PDF


Paul Thagard

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

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