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In these lectures I would like to address the following closely connected topics:

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« The Blaise Pascal International Research Chair is financed by the French state and by the Ile-de- France region, nas is managed by Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure »

In these lectures I would like to address the following closely connected topics:

- Briefly introduce the basic guidelines of cartographic studies, and consider alternatives involving less structured syntactic representations;

- Address the issue of “further explanations” of functional sequences in terms of the theory of locality and of interface requirements.

- Discuss the implications for cartographic studies of the theory of labeling presented in Chomsky (2012) “Problems of Projections”, to appear in Lingua, and explore the consequences of this approach for Criterial Freezing effects and other aspects of the “Halting problem” for different types of movement.

The lectures presuppose some familiarity with current models of formal syntax, with special reference to minimalism.

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Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le professeur Luigi Rizzi (Université de Sienne) lauréat d'une chaire Blaise Pascal donnera des conférences "Blaise Pascal" en Septembre 2012 pendant Ealing.

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SIGMA [Structures and Interpretations: Grammars, Models and Analyses] includes researchers working on the structures and interpretation of language within the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at ENS. The SIGMA Lectures are organized with the financial support of DEC and of a 'Euryi' grant of the European Science Foundation.

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le Professeur Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

In many areas of philosophy and science we seem to be torn between concepts, properties and states of two kinds: on the one hand qualitative ones, such as truth, dispositions, beliefs, and on the other hand quantitative ones, such as chances, propensities, degrees of belief. While the formal properties of the former derive from the logical properties of truth, the formal properties of the latter are probabilistic in nature. Since it seems too costly to dismiss either of the two families as dispensable, we need to develop theories by which we can relate them to each other in ways that are systematic, coherent, and precise. The three lectures in this lecture series aim to make some progress in that direction. The first lecture tries to do to the norms of rational degrees of belief what we standardly do to the norms of rational binary belief: to give them an epistemic justification based on considerations on truth. In the second lecture we will explore a truth-conditional semantics for counterfactual conditionals in which conditional chances become the truthmakers of counterfactuals. Finally, the third lecture will present a theory of belief according to which binary belief is indeed reducible to subjective probabilities, but without the concept of binary belief being therefore eliminable from philosophical or scientific discourse.

- Titles of the single lectures:

Lecture I: An Objective Justification of Bayesianism

Lecture II: A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals

Lecture III: Reducing Belief Simpliciter to Degrees of Belief

We are happy to announce that Professor Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.

The content of these lectures is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le Professeur Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

Le contenu de ces conférences est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).

We are happy to announce that Hannes Leitgeb (University of Bristol) will deliver the "SIGMA Lectures" in September 2010. These lectures are organized by members of the SIGMA group on topics related to language and meaning.

Professor Leitgeb will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

Le professeur Leitgeb donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).

Professor Leitgeb will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Hannes Leitgeb (Université de Bristol) donnera en septembre 2010 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

Le professeur Leitgeb donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).

Emmanuel Chemla (Institut Jean-Nicod)

In many areas of philosophy and science we seem to be torn between concepts, properties and states of two kinds: on the one hand qualitative ones, such as truth, dispositions, beliefs, and on the other hand quantitative ones, such as chances, propensities, degrees of belief. While the formal properties of the former derive from the logical properties of truth, the formal properties of the latter are probabilistic in nature. Since it seems too costly to dismiss either of the two families as dispensable, we need to develop theories by which we can relate them to each other in ways that are systematic, coherent, and precise. The three lectures in this lecture series aim to make some progress in that direction. The first lecture tries to do to the norms of rational degrees of belief what we standardly do to the norms of rational binary belief: to give them an epistemic justification based on considerations on truth. In the second lecture we will explore a truth-conditional semantics for counterfactual conditionals in which conditional chances become the truthmakers of counterfactuals. Finally, the third lecture will present a theory of belief according to which binary belief is indeed reducible to subjective probabilities, but without the concept of binary belief being therefore eliminable from philosophical or scientific discourse.

- Titles of the single lectures:

Lecture I: An Objective Justification of Bayesianism

Lecture II: A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals

Lecture III: Reducing Belief Simpliciter to Degrees of Belief

Professor Schwarzschild's will give one lecture for a general audience, followed by several lectures for specialists. Their content is described below (see Ealing Schedule for time and place).

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que Roger SCHWARZSCHILD (Rutgers) donnera en septembre 2009 les "Conférences SIGMA", organisées par des membres du groupe SIGMA sur des thèmes portant sur le langage et la signification.

Le professeur Schwarzschild donnera une première conférence à destination d'un public général, suivie des plusieurs conférences pour spécialistes. Leur contenu est décrit ci-dessous (voir l'emploi du temps de Ealing pour les horaires et lieux des conférences).