Application of biological and neuropsychological data to epistemology, in the light of the theories of biological autonomy. By Jean-Claude Tabary, 1990-2005.
Jean-Claude Tabary is a medical doctor, specialized in neuropsychiatry, graduated in psychology. He was resident at the Harvard Medical School, professor with the Paris-West Faculty of Medicine (University Paris V), part-time lecturer to the INETOP and in U.E.R.des Sciences of Education. He ensured 20 years the medical direction of a C.M.P.P., and worked in Handicaped Institute (IMP) near handicapped children. He led neurophysiology and neuropsychology researches in INSERM [publications]. Its epistemological thoughts started from Piaget's discoveries, were updated according to recent neuropsychology assets. They suggest that Plato's realism is not a reasonable starting point for the definition of the thought.
First chapter only has been translated in English. The other chapters are available in French: html (use Google or Babelfish automatic translating tools to get it in English), and pdf (better printout).
To download the whole thesis in French (pdf version, 508 pages, 4 M)
- Introduction - (Intro. pdf)
- Chapter 1 - Realism & Epistemology (in English) - (Chap.1 pdf)
- Chapter 2 - Biological Autonomy - (Chap.2 pdf)
- Chapitre 3 - L'Autonomy Explains Development - (Chap.3 pdf)
- Chapitre 4 - Theories of Autonomy & of Knowledge - (Chap.4 pdf)
- Chapitre 5 - Neurological Assimilation of Incoming Information - (Chap.5 pdf)
- Chapitre 6 - Knowledge & Constitutional Reference - (Chap.6 pdf)
- Chapitre 7 - Knowledge & Development - (Chap.7 pdf)
- Chapitre 8 - Information Theory & Biological Autonomy - (Chap.8 pdf)
- Chapitre 9 - Autonomy & Hierarchy - (Chap.9 pdf)
- Chapitre 10 - Degenerescence, Plasticity & Variation - (Chap.10 pdf)
- Chapitre 11 - Knowledge, Conscience & Subjectivity - (Chap.11 pdf)
- Chapitre 12 - Knowledge & Discourse - (Chap.12 pdf)
- Chapitre 13 - Autonomy in Knowledge Theory - (Chap.13 pdf)
- Conclusion - (Concl. pdf)
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