Event Date: 16 October 2017
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Aristotelian Society presents:
Professor François Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod) – Fictional, Metafictional, Parafictional
A research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris since 1979, François Recanati has taught in several major universities around the world, including Berkeley, Harvard, Geneva, and St Andrews. In addition to his CNRS job, he is a ‘directeur d’études’ at EHESS and the Director of Institut Jean-Nicod, a research lab in philosophy, linguistics and cognitive science hosted by the Ecole Normale Supérieure. His publications in the philosophy of language and mind include more than one hundred articles, many edited books, and a dozen monographs, the most recent of which are Mental Files (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Mental Files in Flux (Oxford University Press, 2016). He was the first President of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (1990-93), and the Principal Investigator of a research project on Context, Content and Compositionality funded by the European Research Council (Advanced Grant, 2009-2013). He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012, and was awarded the CNRS Silver Medal in 2014 and a Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University (also in 2014). He is the general editor of the Jean-Nicod book series published by MIT Press and of the Context and Content series published by Oxford University Press.