Cognitive Science Program
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).
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.
- The Cognitive Science of Science: Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change (MIT Press, 2012).
- The Brain and the Meaning of Life (Princeton University Press, 2010).
- Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science(ed., Elsevier, 2007).
- Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition (MIT Press, 2006).
Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (MIT Press, 1996; second edition, 2005).