Probability and Meaning

Project Start Year
2021
Project Area of Research
Project Description

Our objective is to foster collaborative work between UC Berkeley and the Institut Jean-Nicod through two joint workshops, one in Berkeley, one in Paris. The workshops will be centered on the discussion of the increasing role that probabilistic modeling is taking in our understanding of linguistic meaning. Researchers at both institutions have been centrally interested in different aspects of this topic, and we think it would be fruitful to pool our thinking on complementary issues.

UC PI
John MacFarlane
John MacFarlane
Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley
France PI
Paul Egre
Paul Egré
Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS / Département de philosophie, Ecole Normale Supérieure