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Jean Nicod Prize


The Jean-Nicod lectures are delivered annually in Paris by a leading philosopher of mind and philosophically oriented cognitive scientist. The lectures are organized by the Fondation Meyer pour le développement culturel et artistique, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as part of its effort to further development of the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science in France. 

Besides the CNRS, the sponsors include the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).

The Jean-Nicod lecturer is expected to deliver at least four lectures on a topic of his or her choice, and subsequently to publish the set of lectures, or a monograph based on them, in the Jean-Nicod Lectures series (MIT Press/Bradford Books; F. Recanati editor).

Since 1996 the annual lecturer has been awarded the Jean-Nicod Prize during a ceremony which follows delivery of the first lecture.

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Correspondence or inquiries regarding the Jean Nicod lectures can be addressed to Frédérique de Vignemont


2019 Prize awarded to:
Martine NIDA-RÜMELIN (Université de Fribourg)