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This research group is a sequel to the CPR team which existed at Institut Jean Nicod between 2009 and 2015 and hosted François Recanati’s ERC project ‘Content, Context and Compositionality’ (2009-2013). It is now associated with Recanati’s chair at College de France. The group deals with several topics at the intersection of the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, in particular : meaning, use, and the semantics/pragmatics distinction ; assertion and truth ; contextualism ; speech-act-theoretic and pretense-theoretic semantics ; perspective, relativity, and shared content ; polyphony, quotation and reported speech ; fiction ; simulation theory ; mental indexicality and the self ; pejoratives and valence-based categories ; mental files, reference and discourse reference ; act-theoretic approaches to propositional content ; polysemy and lexical semantics.


Members (2020-2021)

Principal Investigator
François Recanati (College de France)

Associated PIs
Michael Murez (University of Nantes)
Isidora Stojanovic (CNRS)

Gregory Bochner (Marie Curie Fellow, ENS)
Constant Bonard (Fond National Suisse / Collège de France)
Louis Rouillé (PRAG, Collège de France)

PhD students
Romain Bourdoncle, ENS (supervisor : Recanati)
Maryam Ebrahimi Dinani, ENS (supervisor : Recanati)
Andreas Heise, EHESS (supervisor : Recanati)
Armando Lavalle, EHESS (supervisor : Recanati)
Shimon Mercer-Wood, ENS (supervisor : Recanati)

Visiting PhD students

Jean Gové (University of St Andrews)
Victor Tamburini, ENS (supervisor : Recanati)

M2 students
Florent Dumont (PSL)

Academic visitors
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College/Collège de France)
Katarzyna Kijania-Placek (Krakow/IJN)
Ori Simchen (University of British Columbia)