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Tamar Gendler

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University

Tamar Gendler is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy and a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University, where she’s worked for 18 years. Her work investigates the relation between imagination and belief, the contrast between rational and nonrational persuasion and the role of habits in shaping behavior and judgment. Gendler was previously a philosophy professor at Cornell and Syracuse universities. With interests in education policy and practice, she has also held several such leadership roles, including as an education policy analyst at Rand Corporation. Gendler’s philosophical writings have appeared in Journal of Philosophy, Mind, and The Philosophical Quarterly, and her research has been supported by fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and National Science Foundation, among others.

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