Last update: December 4, 2006




 Intellectuel background:

·         Initial training in Natural Sciences

·         Converted to psychology thanks to girardian anthropology

·         Chiasma between the perception-action cycle and dynamical system theory

·         Attraction towards artificial psychology (autonomous robotics)






Epistemological context :

·         Darwinism

·         (Eco)systemics

·         Interactionism

·         Piagetian constructivism

·        Monism of the cycle (circular reaction, assimilation cycle, scheme, habit, autopoïesis and others perception-action cycles)

·         Mechanism & determinism of dynamical system theory (chaos etc.)

·         Embodiement (against brain-centered reductionnism)






 Masters in thought :

·         Charles Darwin

·         Konrad Lorenz

·         Jean Piaget

·         René Girard

·         James Mark Baldwin

·         Nietzsche






 Key concepts :

Imitation, assimilation, attribution, causality, assimilation cycle, circular reaction, scheme, habit, perception-action cycle, phase locking, resonance, intersubjectivity, empathy, sympathy, mechanism, determinism, mimetic construction of the agent-self, mimetic construction of reality, meaning, embodiement, context, situated cognition, conation, learning, failure, emotion, affect, feelings etc.






 Professionnal cursus:

·         Various teachings from kindergarden to the university

·         Post-doctoral research in robotics, at Neuchâtel, Switzerland

·         School psychology






Selected Citations :

« Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. » Dwight D. Eisenhower

« We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. » Talmud

« To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail » Mark Twain

« All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. » Nietzsche

« There is nothing more practical than a good theory » Kurt Lewin



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