Antonin Thuns

I’m a scientific collaborator in the center for linguistics research LaDisco, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

From 2016 to 2020, I’ve been a PhD student and collaborator in the research project “Cognitive Transparency of semantic contentspragmatic determination of reference“:

https://refer20162020.wordpress.com/

I wrote my PhD dissertation on the question of the ontology of word meaning. I tried to reconcile a cognitive view of word meaning (meanings as representations) with broadly externalistic and normative insights about word meaning (meanings as functions). For a summary of the dissertation, click here.

My main research interests revolve around the naturalization of meanings and concepts, the semantic/pragmatic interface and the relationship between language and thought.