Coherence and Analogy Articles

Barnes, A. and P. Thagard (1996) Emotional decisions. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, 426-429. HTML

Barnes, A. and P. Thagard (1997) Empathy and analogy. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 36: 705-720. HTML

Croft, D., & Thagard, P. (2002). Dynamic imagery: A computational model of motion and visual analogy. In L. Magnani and N. Nersessian (Eds.), Model-based reasoning: Science, technology, values. New York: Kluwer/Plenum, 259-274. PDF only. HTML description of program and code for DIVA.

Eliasmith, C. and P. Thagard (1997) Waves, particles, and explanatory coherence. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 48: 1-19. HTML

Eliasmith, C., & Thagard, P. (2001). Integrating structure and meaning: A distributed model of analogical mapping. Cognitive Science, 25, 245-286.HTML

Holyoak, K. J., & Thagard, P. (1989). Analogical mapping by constraint satisfaction. Cognitive Science, 13, 295-355. PDF

Holyoak, Keith J. and P. Thagard (1997) The analogical mind. American Psychologist, 52: 35-44. HTML

Kunda, Z., & Thagard, P. (1996). Forming impressions from stereotypes, traits, and behaviors: A-parallel constraint-satisfaction theory. Psychological Review, 103, 284-308. PDF

O'Laughlin, C., & Thagard, P. (2000). Autism and coherence: A computational model. Mind and Language, 15, 375-392. PDF

Pozega, D., & Thagard, P. (2001). Neural synchrony through controlled tracking. In J. A. Moore and K. Stenning (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum, 780-785. PDF

Thagard, P. (1982). From the descriptive to the normative in psychology and logic. Philosophy of Science, 49: 24-42.PDF

Thagard, P. (1989). Explanatory coherence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 435-467. PDF

Thagard, P. (1992). Adversarial problem solving: Modelling an opponent using explanatory coherence. Cognitive Science, 16, 123-149. PDF.

Thagard, P. (1997) Coherent and creative conceptual Combinations. In T.B. Ward, S.M. Smith, & J. Viad (Eds.), Creative thought: An investigation of conceptual structures and processes. (pp. 129-141). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. HTML

Thagard, P. (1999). Ethical coherence. Philosophical Psychology, 11: 405-422. HTML

Thagard, P. (2000). Probabilistic networks and explanatory coherence. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 1: 91-114. HTML

Thagard, P. (2001). How to make decisions: Coherence, emotion, and practical inference. In E. Millgram (Ed.), Varieties of practical inference . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 355-371. HTML

Thagard, P. (2004). Causal inference in legal decision making: Explanatory coherence vs. Bayesian networks. Applied Artificial Intelligence, 18, 231-249. PDF

Thagard, P .(2005). Testimony, credibility, and explanatory coherence. Erkenntnis, 63, 295-316.PDF

Thagard, P. (2006). Evaluating explanations in science, law, and everyday life. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 141-145.

Thagard, P. (2007). Coherence, truth, and the development of scientific knowledge. Philosophy of Science.74, 28-47. PDF

Thagard, P. (2011). The brain is wider than the sky:  Analogy, emotion, and allegory. Metaphor and Symbol, 26, 131–142.

Thagard, P. (2012). Coherence:  The price is right. Southern Journal of Philosophy, 50, 42-49.

Thagard, P., & Beam, C. (2004). Epistemological metaphors and the nature of philosophy. Metaphilosophy, 35: 504-516. HTML PDF

Thagard, P., Eliasmith, C., Rusnock, P., & Shelley, C. P. (2002). Knowledge and coherence. In R. Elio (Ed.), Common sense, reasoning, and rationality (Vol. 11, ), 104-131. New York: Oxford University Press. HTML

Thagard, P., & Findlay, S. D. (2011). Changing minds about climate change: Belief revision, coherence, and emotion. In E. J. Olsson & S. Enqvist (Eds.), Belief revision meets philosophy of science (pp. 329-345). Berlin: Springer.

Thagard, P. and Kunda, Z. (1998) Making sense of people: Coherence mechanisms. In S. J. Read & L. C. Miller (Eds.), Connectionist models of social reasoning and social behavior (pp. 3-26). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. HTML

Thagard, P. and Millgram, E. (1995) Inference to the best plan: A coherence theory of decision. In A. Ram & D. B. Leake (Eds.), Goal-driven learning: (pp. 439-454). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. HTML

Thagard, P., & Nisbett, R. (1983). Rationality and charity. Philosophy of Science, 50: 250-267. PDF

Thagard, P. and Shelley, C. P. (1997). Abductive reasoning: Logic, visual thinking, and coherence. In M.-L. Dalla Chiara et al. (Eds.), Logic and scientific methods. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 413-427. HTML

Thagard, P., & Shelley, C. P. (2001). Emotional analogies and analogical inference. In D. Gentner, K. H. Holyoak, & B. K. Kokinov (Eds.), The analogical mind: Perspectives from cognitive science . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 335-362. HTML

Thagard, P. and Verbeurgt, K. (1998). Coherence as constraint satisfaction. Cognitive Science, 22: 1-24. PDF

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