Tribute to Martin Fortier-Davy†
Portrait of Martin Fortier-Davy extracted from his personal site
Our colleague Martin Fortier-Davy passed away on April 11, 2020. He was not 30 years old. Martin was a member of the Philosophy Department of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (EHESS), the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the Jean Nicod Institute (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) and the Anthropology section of Stanford University. After two master's degrees at EHESS, one in philosophy and the other in anthropology, he was about to defend his PhD in cognitive sciences and then move to the University of Berkeley for a postdoc fellowship.
Martin joined the Editorial Board of Intellectica on June 26, 2016. His dynamism, his good communication spirit and his flawless "presence" (in person or at a distance) will be sorely missed on the editorial board. Despite the illness, he always forced himself to respond to the requests of the editorial board, always carrying out the expert appraisal of the articles on time, with remarkable seriousness and precision. He always thought of thanking the editor for the documents transmitted, making his physical absence almost transparent for us. His insatiable scientific curiosity allowed us to discover new fields and interesting authors and reviewers for the journal, who greatly contributed to enriching us as well as our readership. For that, we can never thank him enough.
From his entry into the editorial board, he coordinated a thematic volume (#67 of Intellectica) with Guillaume Dumas and Juan C. González (Dumas, Fortier & González, 2017). His seriousness, his enthusiasm and his great availability greatly facilitated the management of this issue by Alain Mille, then editor-in-chief of Intellectica. All three have given us an extremely rich thematic issue, both in terms of content and number of articles (16 contributions, a record for the journal!). For the first time, the theme of altered states of consciousness (ASC) was addressed in a dedicated issue. Another originality of the issue was for its coordinators to combine the points of view of anthropology, psychiatry, philosophy, pharmacology, and neurophenomenology, thus constituting a rare sample of several cognitive science disciplines. This issue has generated a lot of enthusiasm from our readership, and even today we receive submissions related to the issue. The debates launched 3 years ago are still topical inside and outside the editorial board. We are sure that these debates will continue to flourish on this theme. They will help to bring to life Martin's warm memory and the interdisciplinary approach he cherished so much. His research was totally in line with it, studying the interaction between cultural and neurobiological processes in hallucinogenic experiences. In this same issue, Martin tackled a colossal project by proposing a "multidimensional redefinition" of modified states of consciousness (Fortier, 2017). He took up the challenge hands down, working on this issue until his last article (Fortier & Millière, 2020).
Martin approached Science with generosity, always in a collective spirit. He was notably a founding member of ALIUS, the international and interdisciplinary research group for the study of the diversity of consciousness (https://www.aliusresearch.org/).
His premature departure will be sorely missed by the scientific community.
A huge thanks to Martin for having generously shared and discussed his ideas with us.
Virginie Beaucousin, Guillaume Dumas, Olivier Gapenne, Mehdi Khamassi, Marie-Jo Lécuyer, Alain Mille, Raphaël Millière, Juan González and the Editorial Board of Intellectica
I deeply regret having known Martin so little, I had loved his way of being.
During the preparation of issue 67 of Intellectica, I grumbled a lot. My concerns, whatever they were, remained unanswered. An email ended up arriving one day: “I am (resp. He is) in the field. No network .... Don't worry! Courage… ”. As the work progressed, I discovered the world of researchers with their soles of wind, these unprecedented sharing of experiences that I knew very little about. It was fantastic! In a message from June 2017, in the middle of editing work, I had written to him and to Guillaume: "This issue is great, I'm 'traveling'... it's a great novelty!"
In reality, it was the most hovering job I had ever done. I should have suspected it with Juan among the coordinators ... I was really happy to enter the world of ASC, so new for me, so confusing and so exciting.
Thank you Martin and your fellow travelers, Guillaume and Juan, for these beautiful moments.
Fortier, Martin (2017/1). Pour une science de la diversité de la conscience : Vers une redéfinition multidimensionnelle des états modifiés de conscience. In Dumas Guillaume & Fortier Martin & González Juan C. (Eds), Les états modifiés de conscience en question : anciennes limites et nouvelles approches, Intellectica, 67, (pp.27-62)
Fortier, M., Millière, R. (2020) The multi-dimensional approach to drug-induced states: A commentary on Bayne and Carter’s “dimensions of consciousness and the psychedelic state” Neuroscience of Consciousness. 2020, 1(niaa004)
Call for communications for special issue #74
Call for communications for special issue #74 of the journal (Intellectica.org) coordinated by Rémy Versace, Professor at the University of Lyon 2, member of the Laboratory for the Study of Cognitive Mechanisms (EMC).
Link to the detailed description of the call for communications for special issue #74.
Issue #71 is now published!
It is with great pleasure that we now announce the publication of Issue #71 of the Intellectica journal. It is a special issue on "Activation of the living body", co-edited by Sylvain Hanneton and Bernard Andrieu. The content of the issue as well as the summary of each article are accessible on the website of the journal. Link to the issue.
The next issue, Issue #72, will be a special issue on "The posterity of Alan Turing", edited by Michel de Glas and Jean Lassègue, and will be published in the Summer of 2020.
We wish you all an excellent year and a very good reading!
Call for communications for special issue #73
Call for communications for special issue #73 of the journal Intellectica (intellectica.org) coordinated by Sophie A. de Beaune, Professor at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University and researcher at UMR 7041 Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité, Nanterre.
Link to the detailed description of the call for communications for special issue #73.
Issue #70 is now published!
It is with great pleasure that we now announce the publication of Issue #70 of the Intellectica journal. It is a special issue on "Ethics and Cognitive Science", co-edited by Mehdi Khamassi, Raja Chatila and Alain Mille. The content of the issue as well as the summary of each article are accessible on the website of the journal. Link to the issue.
The next issue, Issue #71, will be a special issue on "The activation of the living body", edited by Sylvain Hanneton and Bernard Andrieu, and will be published at the end of 2019.
We wish you all a very nice summer!
Call for communications for special issue #72
Call for communications for special issue #72 of the journal (Intellectica.org) coordinated by Michel de Glas on "The posterity of Alan Turing today".
Link to the detailed description of the call for communications for special issue #72.
Call for communications for special issue #71
Call for communications for special issue #71 of the journal (Intellectica.org) coordinated by Bernard Andrieu, Sylvain Hanneton and Pauline Maillot on "Activation of the living body: Emersions – Hybridations - Remediations".
Link to the now published special issue #71.
Issue #69 is now published !
We are sorry to announce you the publication delay of the issue #69 "Neuroscience In The Sciences of Cognition - between Neuroenthusiasm and Neuroskepticism" coordinated by Cyril Monier et Alessandro Sarti. This issue is particularly rich and thick. This is a double issue with 400 pages for the entire year 2018. A modification of the date of publication has been necessary in order to realign the biannual publication of the issues of Intellectica (in June and December).
Please find below the summary of this issue:
- Alessandro SARTI & Cyril MONIER: Neuroscience in the Sciences of Cognition – Towards an Embedded Naturalism
- Cyril MONIER: Neuroscience in the Sciences of Cognition – A Review of the Literature Arguing for Neuroscience to Becoming Spinozist
- Brigitte CHAMAK: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science: a Complex Relationship
- Daniel ANDLER: The Naturalistic Incline
- Denis FOREST: No Elimination, no Reduction, no Integration: Then What? Sciences of the Mind, Neuroscience and the Instrumental Model?
- Denis Le BIHAN: What do (or don't) we see with MRI?
- Yves FRÉGNAC : “Big Data”and Industrialisation of Neurosciences: a Safe Roadmap for Understanding the Brain?
- Guillaume DUMAS & Jean-Arthur MICOULAUD-FRANCHI: Psychiatry: Issues for Integrative Neuroscience
- Nicolas GEORGIEF: Psychoanalysis between Science and Reality: Requirements for a Scientific Discussion
- Franck RAMUS: Neuroeducation and Neuropsychoanalysis: from Neuroenchantment to Neurobullshit
- Jean PETITOT: Neural Differential Calculus and Functional Architectures
- Alessandro SARTI & Davide BARBIERI: The Brain as Embodiment of the Virtual
- REGULAR PAPER: Pierre DÉLÉAGE: Learning to Think About Supernatural Entities
Thank you for your comprehension about this editorial modification that have not been anticipated. We wish you a happy new year for 2019 and take pleasure for the reading of this expected issue!
The editorial board
Issue #68 is now published!
It is with great pleasure that we now announce the publication of Issue #68 of the Intellectica journal. It is a special issue on "LANGUAGE AND ENACTION: EMBODIMENT, ENVIRONMENT, EXPERIENCE, LEARNING", co-edited by Didier Bottineau & Michaël Grégoire. The content of the issue as well as the summary of each article are accessible on the website of the journal. Link to the issue.
The next issue, Issue #69, will be a special issue on "The place of neurosciences within the field of cognitive sciences", edited by Cyril Monier & Alessandro Sarti, and will be published in the Summer of 2018.
We wish you all an excellent year and a very good reading!