Institut Jean Nicod

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I am currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of François Recanati and Benjamin Spector. The research project (funded by PSL* Research University) aims at clarifying, using resources from philosophy of mind, formal semantics and cognitive psychology, the functioning of a concept class whose elements are intrinsically tied to certain cognitive responses (e. g. RED, WARM etc.) in order to enlighten the problem of the analysis of slurring expressions (e. g. "kike", "chink" etc.). More precisely, I defend the view that slurs express response-dependent concepts, in virtue of which they apply to the individuals who provoke certain (emotional) reactions in the concept’s users.

My primary fields of interest are cognitive science, semantics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. Before my doctoral studies, I completed a BA in Philosophy and Logic at University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, an MA in Cognitive Science from the Institut Nicod / EHESS / ENS and a two-quarters exchange at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) department of linguistics.