What do people mean when they speak?

April 17, 2012Byens Lys Copenhagen
Doors open: 19:00
Start programme: 20:00
Byens Lys
Fabriksområdet 99

What makes language work? Is language inherited or is it a learning process? Does it depend on biology? On culture? What species can have a language? Does it shape the way we look at the world?

Patrick Blackburn will take you behind the scenes of your own mind. Language is the meeting point between the inner workings of the brain and the outer development of the world. Philosophy of mind, neuroscience of thought and theory of language by a logician who just arrived to Denmark.

Organised by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Talk by

Patrick Blackburn

Patrick Blackburn is a professor of philosophy at Roskilde University whose main research focuses on logic and its applications in cognitive science, computer science and philosophy.

Patrick Blackburn