Stratium is a full theory of personality based on self-organized mind stratified from the biological to the psychological. It is consistent with the scientific data on the subject, both from biology, neurosciences, and from humanities, philosophy, sociology, psychoanalysis ; it weaves a continuity between these disciplines.
What does mean “Stratium”? The term contains a aspect existentialist/metaphysical: think of a layered pandemonium; as well as a neuroscientist aspect: it is a set of neural centers establishing communications at multiple levels, as an atrium whose walls are floors of offices connected by many gateways. This model allows to structure the unconscious in understandable way. Classically, the separation of the biological, social, and personal unconscious does no rapprochement with the neuro-anatomy. In our theory, the biological unconscious represents the lowest levels of the Stratium, which we will give a very scientific description, while social and personal are higher but indistinguishable, to tell the truth: the social concepts are processed using personal representations; they are entangled in the image of the self.
A ring theory to unify them all!
Our model is able to satisfy both neuroscientists as philosophers, and even metaphysicians, who find in this model a wide-open base on imagination. This book seeks precisely to ascertain if it can absorb famous existing theories.
Scientists based on the subject by the pathophysiology of nervous system on the one hand, behavioural studies on the other. These are the descendants of behaviorism, a vision of man created by specialists of animal experimentation. Not surprisingly, they tend to see man as a (ultra) sophisticated version of a lab rat. Gathered in a more diverse group, other thinkers attached to the subject are the existentialist philosophers, who scoff the dance of the neurons , and watch the whole mind concept is primarily a property of consciousness, to keep as a starting point.
Their rivalry, unfortunately, suffers a growing imbalance. Philosophers have recreate magnificent enchantments on productions of consciousness, scientific bulldozer lamine little by little their positions, and cognitivism gradually invaded all aspects of daily life, particularly in the utilitarian societies engaged in cultural conquest of the planet. Research on the psyche is so trusted currently by neuroscience, while philosophers are many to take refuge on the bastions of the history and prefer to ignore the phishing programming their thinking.
In this book we see first place if the mass is said, i.e. if the science has the means of its claims. We then review of the theories of personality designed in the last century, still uptodate since serving as base for number of psychotherapies. Succeeds the theory of the Stratium, its claim to include others to make them compatible, with its consequences in psychotherapy. Finally, before concluding, we’ll make two incursions in neuroscience, one to show that the principles of our theory are found actually at all levels of biology, the other to explain consciousness, and back in a transhumanist perspective.
Stratium was issued in 2014 at editions L’Harmattan. (only in French)