Prof. Dan Sperber is elected to be a honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

May 7, 2013

We are proud to announce that the Hungarian Academy Assembly has elected Prof. Dan Sperber, part-time Professor of the Department of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy as a honorary member.

Dan Sperber is a French social and cognitive scientist. He is the author numerous articles in anthropology, linguistics, philosophy and psychology and of three books: Rethinking Symbolism (Cambridge UP 1975), On Anthropological Knowledge (Cambridge UP 1985), and Explaining Culture (Blackwell 1996). In these three books, he has developed a naturalistic approach to culture under the name of ‘epidemiology of representations’. Dan Sperber is also the co-author, with Deirdre Wilson (Department of Linguistics, University College, London) of Relevance: Communication and Cognition (Blackwell 1986 – Second Revised Edition, 1995) and of Relevance and meaning (Cambridge UP). Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson have developed a cognitive approach to communication known as ‘Relevance Theory’.