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Paul Thagard

Director

Cognitive Science Program

University of Waterloo

Websites:

http://watarts.uwaterloo.ca/%7Epthagard/Biographies/pault.html

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Education:

  1. He is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph. D. in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science).

Biography:

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy and Director of 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).  His research interests include discovery, scientific values, moral psychology, conceptual change, ideology, and integrating cognitive and social sciences.

Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (MIT Press, 1996; second edition, 2005).