U četvrtak, 5. rujna održao sam izlaganje na konferenciji Rethinking Humanities and Social Sciences na temu nasilja prema osobama s invaliditetom. Nastojao sam prikazati metodološki okvir analize nasilja iz filozofske i psihoterapijske perspektive, te u takvom okviru prikazati nespecifičnost takvog nasilja, kao i perspektivu empatije za sve učesnike u traumi.
Kratki uvod u izlaganje i prezentacije su u nastavku…
Interdisciplinary approach to violence against persons with disability: philosophical analysis of the gestalt psychotherapy
This is an attempt to provide insight into interdisciplinary inquiry of philosophy and psychotherapy. So let us begin with some traumatic example. There is a mathematical theorem claiming that for every finite set of points exists an unfinite set of curves that contains them. Jules Henry Poincare pointed out the importance of this theorem for our understaning of science and scientific explanation. In plain English, any set of data may be explained by infinite number of theories. Poincare’s answer to this problem was conventionalism: metatheory that claim that the most basic terms of science are defined by conventions, and are not unquestionable reflections of the reality.
There are several starting points I’d like to point at:
(1) Philosophy is to be understood as conceptual engineering (Simon Blackburn). Meaning that philosopher’s job is to set inquiry toward semantic webs, understanding and enhancing them, not to gaze into some metaphysical reality and seek The Truth.
(2) Psychologism – assumption that social phaenomena are not sui generis, but they may be reduced into psychological terms. This does not imply we do not need sociology or anthropology nor we are to be content with some form of psychohistory but we are to develop explanatory models where psychological laws entails social ones.
(3) Two way transfer between psychotherapy and philosophy. We are to establish conceptual transfer and understand how are psychology affecting philosophy and vice versa.
(4) Mapping violence against persons with disabilities using gestalt psychotherapy.