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Institut Jean Nicod

Pavillon Jardin

Ecole Normale Supérieure

29, rue d'Ulm

75005 Paris


I am a research scientist at the CNRS (Institut Jean Nicod), where I work with the Evolution and Social Cognition team.

Most of my work has focused on the function and workings of reasoning (for a short introduction, see here, or here, for more, see The Enigma of Reason). I also work on how we evaluate communicated information (see here), as well as some seemingly random other stuff (such as bloodletting).

I am now turning to the study of epistemic institutions: institutions that play a role in the creation and diffusion of information.