Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy and advisor for the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Waterloo. 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              Office: HH368
Department of Philosophy  Lab:  HH 322
University of Waterloo    Email:
Waterloo, On., Canada
N2L 3G1
(519) 888-4567 extension 33594

Email Paul.

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

This page updated Aug. 22, 2016