Hugo Mercier's website

hugo.mercier -at- gmail.com  

Centre de Sciences Cognitives

Université de Neuchâtel
Espace Louis Agassiz 1
2000 Neuchâtel, Suisse


www.cognitionandculture.net


After a postdoc in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania, and another one at the University of Neuchâtel, I am now an Ambizione Fellow at the Cognitive Science Center from the University of Neuchâtel.

You can follow what I've been doing here.

Here is an overview of the projects I'm working on.

Most of this work has focused on the function and workings of reasoning. According to the argumentative theory of reasoning, the function of reasoning is argumentative: to find and evaluate arguments so as to convince others and only be convinced when it is appropriate. Accordingly, reasoning works well as an argumentative device, but quite poorly otherwise. We are now testing some predictions of the theory and more generally investigating the links between reasoning and argumentation.

Here's a list of publications and a CV.

You can follow my blog posts here.

Resources related to teaching can be found here.