Antoine Marie

Curriculum:

I am a Frontières du Vivant doctoral (ED 474) student working under the joint supervision of Gérald Bronner (University Paris Diderot) and Jean Baratgin (University Paris 8, head of PARIS Reasoning). My interdisciplinary interests range from cognitive and social psychology to the evolutionary and social sciences. My research focuses on the cognitive foundations of ideological radicalization, on sacred values and the illusion of understanding, and on methods of belief revision through metacognition. Using both experimental and field methods, I try to contribute to a better understanding of why psychologically normal individuals can come to endorse extreme beliefs (such as conspiracy theories and radical religious beliefs), and of the means that can be employed to bring them to reflectively overcome their “sociopathic” beliefs.

Area of interest:

  • ideological radicalization
  • sacred values and the illusion of understanding
  • methods of belief revision through metacognition

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Marie, A. “Self-sacrifice” as accidental outcome of extreme within-group mutualism”, Commentary on Whitehouse, “Dying for the group: Towards a general theory of extreme self-sacrifice”, Behavioral and Brain Sciences (forthcoming)

Marie, A. « Virtue Signaling » : a review of the evidence (in preparation)

International Conference Proceedings:

Marie, A. & Fitouchi, L. Explaining the evolution of sacralization, moral objectivism, and parochial altruism from a mutualistic perspective (in preparation, published by Oxford University Press or Routledge) 

Dictionary entries:

Marie, A. (2018). Radicalisation, Dictionnaire des passions sociales, dir. G. Origgi, Presses Universitaires de France

Book Chapters:

Marie, A. (2018). Une explication naturaliste et évolutionniste de la morale à partir de la Moral Foundations Theory de Haidt et al., in Conscience et droit, dir. C. Puigelier & Ch. Tijus, Mare & Martin editions (à paraître)

 Talks at International Conferences:
 
Marie, A. From fairness to « self-sacrifice »: a mutualistic evolutionary perspective, Aegina Summer School 2018 “New Perspectives & Methods on Social Cognition”, June 24th to Sunday  July 1st, 2018, Hotel Apollo, Aegina, Greece
 
Marie, A. Explaining the Evolution of Extreme Parochial Altruism and Sacralization from a Mutualistic Perspective, Evolutionary ethics: The nuts and bolts approach, 20-21 July 2018
 
Marie, A. Why do Humans Sacralize and Objectify Moral Demands ? Explaining Moral Rigidity from a Mutualistic Perspective.

Young Scientists’ Forum, International rationality summer institute 2018, September 02 – 14, 2018, Irsee, Germany

http://2018.irsi-school.de/young-scientists-forum/

International Conferences Posters:
 
Marie, A. Self-sacrifice” as accidental outcome of extreme within-group mutualism”, Aegina Summer School 2018 “New Perspectives & Methods on Social Cognition”, June 24th to Sunday  July 1st, 2018, Hotel Apollo, Aegina, Greece