Peter Gärdenfors#

Peter Gärdenfors
Membership Number:1893
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 1988 Professor of Cognitive Science at Lund University
  • 1980 - 1988 Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Lund University
  • 1974 Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy, Lund University
  • 1970 B.Sc. at Lund University (mathematics, philosophy, computer science)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Philosophy of science
  • Decision theory
  • Belief revision and nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Concept formation using conceptual spaces based on geometrical and topological models
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Models of knowledge and information
  • Evolution of cognition

Honours and Awards
  • 1996 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
  • 1999 Member of Academia Europaea
  • Presented with the electronic Festschrift "Spinning Ideas" on his 50th birthday
  • 2004 Member of Leopoldina Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher
  • 2009 Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science
  • 1996 The Rausing prize in humanities
  • 1997 Senior Individual Grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
  • 2008 The prize for interdisciplinary research by Academiæ Regiæ Scientiarum Upsaliensis

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