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Evan Thompson

Professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Evan Thompson, PhD, is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto, and his bachelor of arts degree in Asian studies from Amherst College. He works in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy, with a particular focus on Asian philosophy and contemporary Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy and science. His most recent book isWaking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2014). He is also the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind(Harvard University Press, 2007), and co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT Press, 1991).