Christopher Viger


Associate ProfessorActing Undergraduate Chair
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science
BSc Alberta; MSc McGill; MA Carleton; PhD McGill

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85755
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4149

Very broadly my research interests focus on the relation between language and thought. My work is informed by cognitive neuroscience, especially how neural connectivity realizes conceptual structures and how acquisition of the lexicon exploits these structures. I am using this cognitive architecture to understand critical thinking, cognitive transfer, and bias.

I supervise in traditional philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of cognitive science. I can play an advising role for any work involving an account of concepts.

Recent Publications


The philosopher’s paradox: How to make a coherent decision in the Newcomb Problem" (co-authored with C. Hoefer and D. Viger, 60% contribution). In Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 34(3), 2019, 407-421 (2019).


“Two Questions about Interpretative Effects,” (co-authored with R. Stainton, 50% contribution). In Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics (Ed. G. Preyer). Oxford, UK: OUP, 2018: 9-31.