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CONFERENCES ǀ Interventions by the Institute’s researchers in September 2021

The researchers of the Jean-Nicod Institute are giving conferences this September. Discover the programme of upcoming conferences, in France and elsewhere :



8 September 2021, Mons, Belgium

Guilhem Corot will speak about "The epistemology of positioning as a continuation of Quine’s critique", at the VIIIe congrès de la Société de Philosophie des Sciences. This 2021 edition, on the theme of "Science and scientificity", will address topics as varied as science and pseudoscience, open, accessible and participatory science and the challenges imposed by the evolution of scientific practices.

Chargeable / On-site


9-12 September 2021, Tours

Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde will discuss the possibilities and limits of importing the "Whanganui model" of legal personalisation of the elements of nature into Europe, during Assemblées de Loire.
These assemblies are the restitution of the hearings of the Parliament of the Loire and events surrounding the publication of the book "Le fleuve qui voulait écrire", relating the reflection and the steps taken in relation to the legal personality of the Loire. 

Free of charge / On-site


15 September, Bristol, England

Margherita Arcangeli will be Keynote Speakers for the Science and Philosophy of Imagination Conference. What is the link between mental imagery and imagination ? Is imagination embodied ? Is imagination rational ? What are the underlying mechanisms of imagination ? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed in this conference.

Free of charge / Hybrid : online registration deadline 13/09


17-19 September 2021, Chamonix 

Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde will participate in the Summit of Minds, on measuring the value of nature. This year’s major theme is "natural capital accounting" and the Dasgupta report on biodiversity. 

Chargeable / On-site


22-24 September, Noto, Italy

Margherita Arcangeli and Dan Sperber will speak at the 14ème Congresss of the Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica. Dan Sperber will give the plenary lecture "Rethinking ’Common Ground’".

Chargeable / Hybrid