Born in 1953 in Bayonne, former fellow of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Saint- Cloud), Agrégé de Philosophie (1976), Ph. D in Logic (1978), Doctorat d’Etat on Hilbert’s Programme (1984), Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Rabat (Morocco) from 1980 to 1985, Jacques Dubucs works at CNRS since 1985.
His work mainly deals with history and philosophy of logic. For about twelve years his main domain of research is non classical logics and cognitive science, specially analysis and formalization of actual reasoning. His recent work concerns logic of "feasibility", namely formal description of "really or humanly achievable" processes, in contrast to processes that can only be performed "in principle" as described in the Turing tradition. Another part of his work is devoted to philosophical foundations of probability, specially in the "logical" perspective opened by Carnap in the sixties.
Jacques Dubucs teached in the Logic and Philosophy of Science Master LOPHISC and in the Cognitive Science Master COGMASTER. He supervises Ph D theses at Paris I.