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 will publish his new book Bots and Beasts: What Makes Machines, Animals, and People Smart?


Podcast: AI Ethics and the Meaning of Life

New book to be published by Columbia University Press:  Balance: How it works, why it fails, and what it means.

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


This page updated June 24, 2021