This site presents my work in philosophy. It contains published articles and preprints. The texts relate to analytic philosophy, ontology, the study of concepts, cognition and psycho-pathological philosophy.
My works are mainly in analytic philosophy and consist of proposed solutions to some philosophical paradoxes : the Doomsday argument, Hempel’s paradox, Goodman ‘s paradox, the surprise examination paradox, the Sleeping Beauty problem, the Black-Leslie paradox of the spheres, the Simulation argument, etc.. A conceptual tool, the n-universes, which are useful for the study of philosophical problems is also presented.
Several texts also relate to cognition and cognitive distortions. Additions to the classical theory of cognitive distortions are exposed, and their applications in the field of psycho-pathological philosophy: a new conceptual framework for cognitive distortions, a specific account of personalization, and of over-generalization and labelling.
Lastly, there are texts on the study of concepts. These texts are based on a specific conceptual tool : the matrices of concepts. Recent applications to the dialectical plan, to paradigm analysis of a corpus of proverbs , to the analysis of the love-hate indifference triplet of concepts are also presented.
My work involves some fields that are apparently very different. However, all texts are underpinned by a particular philosophical doctrine , which can be defined as “dialectical contextualism”. And this doctrine has applications in analytical philosophy, psycho-pathological philosophy and the study of concepts. Its role as a methodological tool aimed at solving philosophical paradoxes is explained in more detail in my “Elements of dialectical contextualism“.
Update of my analysis of the Simulation Argument: The Simulation Argument and the Reference Class Problem : a Dialectical Contextualism Analysis English postprint of a paper initially published in French in Philosophiques, 2016, 43-2, pp. 371-389, under the title L’argument de la Simulation et le problème de la classe de référence : le point de vue du contextualisme dialectique
Preprint: Objects with ubiquity properties and interpretation of quantum entanglement In this article we describe the properties of objects that we shall call ubiquitous or with ubiquitous properties. Ubiquitous objects are such that they have the property of being simultaneously in several distinct spatial positions. Although these properties are not those of our familiar universe, such objects can nevertheless be conceived, and we endeavour to provide a more precise characterization, in particular within the conceptual framework of n-universes. We then study the properties of such objects, in particular their relational dispositions, as they result from their very definition. Finally, we aim to show how the ubiquitous properties of objects are likely to have an application in our physical universe, in particular by allowing us to provide a specific interpretation of quantum entanglement, which avoids the use of a principle of non-locality.