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Aucouturier Valérie

Philosopher, lecturer, Paris Descartes University

PhD in Philosophy, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University and University of Kent (Canterbury, UK)

Contact: valerie.aucouturier(at)parisdescartes.fr


My research is at the crossroads of several fields of philosophy: Philosophy of Psychology and of Mind, Philosophy of Action, and Philosophy of Language. Following the work of Wittgenstein, Elizabeth Anscombe, and Vincent Descombes, while exploring what constitutes the specificity of human action and behavior, and in particular of how they are explained in the field of social sciences, my research aims to measure the impact of this specificity on the epistemology of psychology and psychotherapy.

My work focuses on the theories of the mind at work in contemporary psychology and psychotherapy.

I am more particularly interested in the history of psychoanalysis and its conceptual evolutions. I am also interested, from a critical perspective, in the concept of "behavior" in the history of psychology, its methodological, epistemological, and philosophical rationales, and its posterity in cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence.

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