PGS Catalog: Cognitive Science

While Princeton University Press has published in cognitive science and associated fields throughout our publishing history, we have made a real commitment to acquiring these books in recent years. Editor Eric Schwartz introduces the inaugural cognitive science catalog below.

It is with great pleasure that, on behalf of my colleagues at Princeton University Press, I introduce our inaugural cognitive science catalog. The books here exemplify the quality of scholarship that we prize, and reflect the interdisciplinary approach that we take to publishing. Indeed, cognitive science—an interdisciplinary field connecting research within the humanities, social science, and science—is a natural fit for the Press.

As demonstrated in the following pages, our cognitive science publishing includes work from psychologists and neuroscientists, philosophers of mind, evolutionary biologists, and social scientists of all stripes. This catalog highlights recent and forthcoming books by established and diverse voices such as Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel, Patricia Churchland, Nicholas Humphrey, Michael Corballis, Paul Thagard, Louise Barrett, and Thomas Seeley, as well as the newcomer Robert Kurzban, whom Steven Pinker calls “one of the best evolutionary psychologists of his generation.” Also featured here are important classic works by authors such as Frans de Waal, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Richard Gregory, Richard Thaler, Robert Shiller, Peter Singer, and Thomas Henry Huxley. Unifying all of these authors and books, past and present, is an effort to provide a clearer understanding of the relationship between the brain, the mind, individual behavior, social interaction, and social institutions.

We believe that this catalog heralds a bright future for our cognitive science program, and we hope that within these pages you will find books and ideas that inspire and enlighten. We look forward to sharing this intellectual journey with you, and thank you for your support.

Eric Schwartz, Cognitive Science Editor