Paul Thagard. April 19, 2018: this page is superseded by

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).

Publications 2012-2017. Google Scholar profile.

Increasing mutual understanding using cognitive-affective maps: EMPATHICA.

Blog for Psychology Today (more than 1,000,000 views).



Current Project: Treatise on Mind and Society

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

These books will be published by Oxford University Press in fall, 2018.



Curriculum vitae, including full publication list (PDF)

Lectures: PDFs of Powerpoint slides

2016-2017 lectures

2015 Lectures in Trnava, Beijing, and Paris


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 April 19, 2018.