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Joi, 12 mai 2022, orele: 11-13
Conferențiar: ARNAUD DEWALQUE (Université de Liège)
Tema: Phenomenology, Descriptive Psychology and Conceptual Analysis

Husserl famously argued that Brentano’s descriptive psychology, unlike his own ‘pure’ phenomenology, deals with real mental states of empirical persons. In this paper, I challenge this interpretation. I argue that descriptive psychology yields a priori conceptual (or descriptive) truths. This suggests that its results are best captured in terms of conceptual analysis. I then distinguish four varieties of conceptual analysis—namely: decomposition, quasi-analysis, paraphrase and conceptual mapping—and argue that propositions yielded by descriptive psychology cover all four of them.