Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many interdisciplinary books. He is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph. D. in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. The Canada Council awarded him a Killam Research Fellowship (1997), a Molson Prize (2007), and a Killam Prize (2013).

Recent publications for 2012-2016. Google Scholar profile.

Software application for increasing mutual understanding using cognitive-affective maps: EMPATHICA.

Paul Thagard's blog for Psychology Today.




Curriculum vitae, including full publication list (PDF)

Current Project: Treatise on Mind and Society

This treatise consists of a trio of books that can be read independently:

Brain-Mind: From Neurons to Consciousness and Creativity

Mind-Society: From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions

Natural Philosophy: From Social Brains to Knowledge, Reality, Morality, and Beauty.

Drafts of the first two books are available on request. Email Paul.


Courses (before retirement Oct. 1, 2016)

Paul Thagard              
Department of Philosophy  
University of Waterloo    
Waterloo, On., Canada
N2L 3G1
Email Paul.

Computational Epistemology Laboratory. Information on cognitive science, bibliographies, software.

This page updated Oct. 4, 2016