AUCOUTURIER Valérie

Former Post-doctoral researcher, I.H.P.S.T.

Postdoctoral Fellow, C.L.E.A. (F.W.O., Free University, Brussels)

Former Post-doctoral researcher, I.H.P.S.T. (2010-2011)

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Kent (Canterbury, U.K.)

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

Philosophy of action (defence of a contextualist approach of the notion of action and criticism of traditional causal and “naturalist” perspectives on the explanation of action.)
Philosophy of mind (criticism of the reification of mental states, of ontological reductionism)
Epistemology of psychology and psychoanalysis (defence of the specificity of the object of psychology and of the necessity to adapt the theory to its object and explanatory purposes ; analysis of the issue of scientism in psychology)
Philosophy of language (contextual approach of semantics, philosophy of ordinary language)

DEGREES AND EDUCATION

Sept. 2009 – Août 2010: Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (Paris, France), Post-doctorate in the epistemology and history of psychology and psychotherapies, supervised by Pr. F. Parot (Université Paris Descartes, Institut de Psychologie), within the A.N.R. (Agence National pour la Recherche) research project Philosophie, Histoire et Sociologie de la Médecine mentale (PHS2M) directed by P.-H. Castel (Dir. of research, C.N.R.S.)

Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2009: University of Kent/Université Paris I (Joint Program), PhD in Philosophy ('"In terms of language": the articulation between intention, action and language in the work of G.E.M. Anscombe') supervised by Dr Julia TANNEY (Kent) and Pr Christiane CHAUVIRÉ (Paris 1). Defended on December 10, 2009, in front of an international jury composed of Pr. J. Benoist (Univ. Paris 1, Archives Husserl), Pr. Ch. Chauviré (Univ. Paris 1, PhiCo), Dr. D. Corfield (Univ of Kent, S.E.C.L., Canterbury), Pr. V. Descombes (E.H.E.S.S., Paris), Dr. J. Tanney (Univ. of Kent, S.E.C.L. Canterbury), Pr. Ch. Travis (King's College, London). With the mention “Très honorable avec les félicitations du jury” (First class honour).

Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2006 : Brown University (Providence, R.I., U.S.A.), visiting research fellow.

2005: Philosophy, Université Paris I Sorbonne (France)/Magistère (Ecole Normale Supérieure / U. Paris 1 / U.Paris 4), 2 years M.A. (French D.E.A. and Maîtrise/Master), mention “Très-Bien”

Research Team(s)