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).  His next book, Why Falsehoods Fly: Fighting Misinformation, will be published by Columbia University Press in 2024. 

In 2022,  Columbia University Press published  Balance: How It Works and What It Means.

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












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


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