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Viewpoint of a pole

Let us define the concept of point of view related to a given pole of an A/Ā duality: we get then, for example (at the level of the extension/restriction duality) the standpoint by extension, as well as the viewpoint by restriction. … Continue reading

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Ambiguous images Conflict resolution Conflict resolution with matrices of concepts Conflict types relating to matrices of concepts Contextualism Dialectical contextualism Dialectical monism Dialectical monism in ancient Aztec philosophy Dialectical monism in Heraclitus Dichotomic analysis Dichotomic analysis applied to paradox resolution … Continue reading

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Differential Cognitive Treatment of Polythematic Delusions and Generalised Anxiety Disorder

English translation of a paper published in french under the title “Traitement cognitif différentiel des délires polythématiques et du trouble anxieux généralisé”, in the Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2011, vol. 21-4, pp. 121-125. Schizophrenia is often associated with … Continue reading

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The Simulation Argument and the Reference Class Problem: the Dialectical Contextualist’s Standpoint

Preprint. I present in this paper an analysis of the Simulation argument from a dialectical contextualist standpoint. This analysis is grounded on the reference class problem. I begin with describing Bostrom’s Simulation Argument step-by-step. I identify then the reference class … Continue reading

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Polythematic Delusions and Logico-Theoretical vs. Experimentalist Turn of Mind

A paper published in the Journal for Neurocognitive Research,  Vol.  2013, 55, No. 1-2. This article aims to contribute to cognitive therapy of polythematic delusions by proposing a preliminary step to the implementation of traditional cognitive therapy, based on the construction of alternative … Continue reading

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On the Plausibility of Psychotic Hallucinations

A paper published in the Journal for Neurocognitive Research,  Vol. 53, No 1-2 (2011). In this paper, we describe several factors that can contribute, from the patient’s viewpoint, to the plausibility of psychotic hallucinations. We sketch then a Plausibility of Hallucinations … Continue reading

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Elements of Dialectical Contextualism

Posprint in English (with additional illustrations) of  an article appeared in French in the collective book (pages 581-608) written on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Pascal Engel. In what follows, I strive to present the elements of a philosophical doctrine, … Continue reading

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A Two-Sided Ontological Solution to the Sleeping Beauty Problem

Preprint published on the PhilSci archive. I describe in this paper an ontological solution to the Sleeping Beauty problem. I begin with describing the hyper-entanglement urn experiment. I restate first the Sleeping Beauty problem from a wider perspective than the … Continue reading

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English translation of a paper appeared in French in Philosophiques 2005, vol. 32, pages 399-421 (with minor changes with regard to the published version). This paper proposes a new framework to solve the surprise examination paradox. I survey preliminary the main contributions to … Continue reading

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In this book, Paul Franceschi provides us with an introduction to analytic philosophy. In a concrete way, he chooses to describe forty paradoxes, arguments or philosophical issues that represent so many challenges for contemporary philosophy and human intelligence, for some … Continue reading

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