April 22 – May 5, 2017
Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research and teaching focus on cognitive science, the philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Asian philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. He is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015), 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), and co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991/new expanded edition, 2016).