Paul Thagard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. He was also affiliated with Psychology and Computer Science, served as the Director of the Cognitive Science Program and held a University Research Chair. Paul 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 and has won a Molson Prize and a Killam Prize.