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Pierre-Jean Renaudie

Contact : pjrenaudie@gmail.com

Pierre-Jean Renaudie received his PhD in Philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne University (France), where he taught Philosophy from 2004 to 2012 and defended a dissertation on Edmund Husserl’s theory of knowledge the emergence of phenomenology at the turn of the XXth Century.

Pierre-Jean came to the Phenomenology Research Center in the Fall Semester 2010 to write the last chapter of his dissertation. While in residence at the PRC, he started to develop a new project on the constitution of the self and organized two conferences in relation to this theme. This project was awarded in 2012 an International Research Collaboration Award from the University of Sydney. In 2013, Pierre-Jean earned a FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and joined the Mind Language and Action Group (MLAG) at the University of Porto. He is currently working on a research project on the shortcomings of self-knowledge in phenomenology and philosophy of mind. His research explores the moral and epistemological difficulties that stem from the privilege granted to the first-person’s authority in self-knowledge.

Pierre-Jean has published a book on the relations between language and perception in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology (Husserl on Categories. Language, Thought, Perception, Paris, Vrin, 2015), and several articles in French and English on topics related to intentionality, self-knowledge, epistemology, phenomenology and psychology. He has written on Kant, Brentano, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, and is interested in showing how phenomenological analyses can address some of the challenges brought up by analytic philosophy of mind (mainly in the works of Sellars, Castaneda, Shoemaker, McDowell, Moran…). He has been working as a researcher in France, Australia, the USA and Portugal.

Areas of interest : Phenomenology (German and French), Kant’s Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Psychology, Epistemology, Philosophy of Psychology