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 awarded him a Molson Prize (2007) and a Killam Prize (2013). 

In 2021, MIT Press published his book Bots and Beasts: What Makes Machines, Animals, and People Smart?











New book to be published by Columbia University Press in June, 2022:  Balance: How it works and what it means.

Paul Thagard’s Treatise on Mind and Society was published by Oxford University Press in 2019.


This page updated June 9, 2022