Dan Sperber#


Dan Sperber
Email:dan.sperber 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:1513
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:dsperber
Elected:1993
Homepage: http://www.dan.sperber.fr




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010- Professor, Department of Philosophy and Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest
  • 2008- Directeur Emeritus at at the CNRS, Paris; Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS et ENS
  • 2001-2008 Research Director at the CNRS, Paris; Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS et ENS
  • 1988-2001 Research Director at the CNRS, Paris; Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée, École Polytechnique
  • 1983-1988 Research Director at the CNRS, Paris; Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative de l'Université de Paris X
  • 1971-1983 Research Fellow at the CNRS, Paris; Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative de l'Université de Paris X
  • 1968-1971 Research Associate at the CNRS, Paris; Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative de l'Université de Paris X
  • 1965-1968 Research Associate at the CNRS, Paris; Laboratoire d'Études Africaines

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • Cultural evolution
  • Linguistic pragmatics
  • Psychology of reasoning
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Philosophy of the cognitive and of the social sciences

Honours and Awards
  • Rivers Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 1991
  • Silver Medal, CNRS, 2002
  • Yrjö Reenpää Medal, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, 2007
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss Prize 2009 (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Paris)
  • Mind and Brain Prize 2009 (Università degli studi di Torino)
  • Chandaria Prize 2011 (Institute of Philosophy, University of London)
  • Corresponding fellow of the British Academy
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science


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