Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard, PhD, is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many interdisciplinary books. He is distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. The Canada Council has awarded him a Molson Prize in 2007 and a Killam Prize in 2013. His books include: The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change; The Brain and the Meaning of Life; Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition; and Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science. His three-book Treatise on Mind and Society is forthcoming in fall 2018.