More than anything else, I study meaning, however not primarily "reference," and I am little interested in the analytic approach to semantics, which is interesting but has very little to do with meaning as a cognitive and natural phenomenon. My work tends to combine the studies of literature, language, and cognition, with a lot of concern for the constraints of evolution and physics. I study meaning from three directions which intersect in the brain and mind--meaning as the motivating force in linguistic forms of all kinds (and yes therefore I reject "autonomous syntax"), meaning a type of information process in the brain (cognitive, but not…
Tulane UniversityRegular Faculty
Department of Philosophy
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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