Institut Jean Nicod (IJN)
The Institut Jean Nicod is a multidisciplinary CNRS research unit created in 2002,
with two university-level affiliations: the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and
the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). It is a cognitive science
laboratory with about eighty members, of whom half are doctoral students, the other
half including about fifteen researchers attached to the CNRS, along with teacher-
researchers and post-doctoral associates.
While its core discipline is analytical philosophy,
the Institute also hosts state-of-the-art research in linguistics and the social sciences,
with, as unifying theme, the human mind and the nature of its representations (linguistic, mental, and social).
At the ENS, the Institut Jean Nicod is attached to both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of cognitive studies (DEC).
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