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

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