Department of Philosophy

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Professor of Cognitive Science


Bibliography 2010 - present

Bibliography 2000 - 2009

Bibliography 1990 - 1999

Bibliography 1970 - 1989

Recent book: Geometry of Meaning. MIT Press 2014


Research groups

About the research

My main research area concerns models of concept formation and semantics and their applications in robotics. I also work with the evolution of thinking and language.


Books (12)
Editorships (8)
Articles (81)
Book chapters (72)
Prefaces (1)
Encyclopaedia entries (3)
Conference contributions (27)
Working papers (11)
Reviews (9)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (22)
Newspaper articles (26)
Miscellaneous (9)
Supervision at Lund University (15)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

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 my 50th birthday. Member of Leopoldina Deutsche Akademie für Naturforscher since 2004. Vice chairman of the Natur och Kultur Foundation since 2007. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science since 2009. Member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2011-2017. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering since 2018.

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. The Hermann Lotze Prize 2012. Universitatis Lodziensis Amico Medal 2012.

Peter Gärdenfors

Post Retirement Professor, Professor Emeritus
Cognitive Science
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail peter.gardenforslucs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 48 17

Mobile +46 70 914 62 46

Room LUX:B511

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30