Cognitive Scientist, Linguist, and Philosopher
An Informal Undergraduate Supper
Tuesday, November 8, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College (811 E. Seventh Street)
-How can humans come up with the rules for something as complex as
baseball, rules that even children can understand?
-How do we
the concept of space?
-How do we formulate such social concepts as
value, morality, fairness, and obligation?
Ray Jackendoff, one of the world's most respected linguists, is
Merrin Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for
Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He earned his Ph.D. in
linguistics from MIT in 1969, under the guidance of Noam Chomsky.
Professor Jackendoff has developed a theory of consciousness and has
written several books on the relationship between mind, language, and
consciousness and has been recognized all over the world for his
contributions to multiple disciplines. His many awards include
fellowships from Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. He is as well an excellent musician, and his musical
interests have led him to develop a theory of musical cognition. For
more on Professor Jackendoff, go here.
PUBLIC LECTURES: On campus as a Patten Foundation Lecturer, Ray
Jackendoff will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 8, on "The Cognitive Structure of
Baseball" and on Thursday, Nov. 10, on "Language, Meaning, and Rational
Thought." Both lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Rawles 100 and are
free and open to the public
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please
check your schedule to make sure you can attend the entire event and
then send a message to (email@example.com), indicating you wish
to sign up for the "Jackendoff supper" and include your name, e-mail
address, year in school, and field(s) of study. You are welcome to sign
up friends as well as long as they are IU undergraduates. Please
provide the requested information for them as well. Space is limited so
we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you
replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.