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.



Current Project: Treatise on Mind and Society

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

Drafts are available on request. Email Paul.

The treatise is under contract with Oxford University Press, with expected publication in 2019.



Curriculum vitae, including full publication list (PDF)

Lectures: PDFs of Powerpoint slides

2016 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 May 17, 2017.