Zbigniew Kotowicz

Bio | Situação no CFCUL | Produção Científica | CV

Zbigniew Kotowicz

Bio || Bio

Zbigniew Kotowicz took a doctorate in philosophy in 1993 at the University of Warwick with a thesis Gaston Bachelard: Multiplicity, Movement Well-Being after some fifteen years work as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, mostly with R.D.Laing’s Philadelphia Association. He was Wellcome Research Fellow in the History of Medicine in Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London between 2002 and 2005 and remained in the College until 2009. His is member of CFCUL recipient of POS-DOC grant for project Gaston Bachelard. A Theory of the Subject and Epistemological Thought (Studies on Atomism).

Áreas de Interesse || Current Research

  1. Gaston Bachelard
  2. Atomism
  3. History and Philosophy of Psychiatry
  4. Collective Identity and Behaviour. Biology, Sociology and Philosophy (in collaboration with Luis P. Villarreal, University of California)

Situação no CFCUL || Position at the CFCUL

Membro Integrado Doutorado

Grupos de Investigação || Research Groups

Epistemologia e Metodologia (Membro)

Linhas Temáticas || Thematic Lines

Unidade da Ciência e Interdisciplinaridade (Membro)


Projecto Pós-Doc || Post-Doc Research Project

Gasto Bachelard. A theory of the subject and epistemological thought (Studies on atomism)
Orientação: Olga Pombo
Início: 2011


Participação em Projectos || Participation in Projects

Em curso

Projecto interno Bachelard. Ciência e Poética (Head)

Contactos || Contacts

Campo Grande, C4.3.24 - 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 217 500 000 (Ext. 24112)


Produção Científica (Selecção) || Scientific Production (Selection)

Publicações || Publications

Livros / Books
  1. Gaston Bachelard - The Philosophy of the Surreal. Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming)
  2. Psychosurgery – The Birth of a New Scientific Paradigm. Egas Moniz and the Present Day. Lisbon: Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, 2012
  3. Kotowicz (2011), Fernando Pessoa. Voices of a Nomadic Soul. London: Menard Press 1996. Second revised edition, Exeter: Shearsman, July 2008. (Portuguese translation Fernando Pessoa: Vozes de uma alma nomada. Lisbon: Vega 1998).
  4. R.D.Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry. London: Routledge 1997.
Capítulos de Livros / Book Chapters
  1. Gaston Bachelard' in Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought, ed. C. Murray, London: Routledge (2004).
  2. Tradition, Violence and Psychotherapy' in From the Words of my Mouth: Tradition in Psychotherapy, ed. L.Spurling, London: Routledge 1992.
  3. 'Some remarks on the origins of the Freudian Unconscious', in Sigmund Freud, Critical Assessments ed. L.Spurling, London: Routledge,1989.. London: Routledge 1997.
Artigos / Articles
  1. Notes on Lyotard's Route to Atomism'. Parallax. ('To Jean-François Lyotard'), 17, 6, 4, 2000.
  2. Gottlieb Burckhardt and Egas Moniz: Two beginnings of psychosurgery', Gesnerus. Swiss Journal for the History of Medicine and Science, 62 (2005) 77-101.
  3. 'The strange case of Phineas Gage' History of Human Sciences, 21, 1, (2007) 115-31.
  4. 'Psychosurgery in Italy 1936-1939', History of Psychiatry, 19 (4), (2008) 477-490.. London: Routledge 1997.
  5. 'Some remarks on the origins of the Freudian Unconscious', Warwick Journal of Philosophy, vol 1, issue 1, Autumn 1988
  6. 'Tradition, Violence and Psychotherapy' in From the Words of my Mouth: Tradition in Psychotherapy, ed. L.Spurling, London: Routledge 1992.
Actas / Proceedings
  1. 'La Psyché – Image, Parole' Actes du Colloque 'De la Civilisation du Mot à la Civilisation de l'Image'. 10-11 mai 2010, Institut Franco-Portugais, Lisbonne, Lisboa: Fin de Seculo, 2012.
  2. Kotowicz (2011), G'"People who cannot find their way out of history are lost" (Elias Canetti)' Proceedings of 2nd International Congress on Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon, 23-25 November, 2010 (forthcoming)
  3. "Egas Moniz et la leucotomie dans l'histoire de la psychiatrie. Proceedings of III JORNADAS DE HISTORIA DA PSIQUIATRIA E SAUDE MENTAL, Reunião Internacional 3 e 4 maio de 2012, Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal (forthcoming)
  4. "L'Atomisme: quel rôle jou-t-il dans la pensée de Bachelard?" Proceedings of Conference "BACHELARD 2012: LE SURRATIONALISME 50 ANS APRES , Journées de synthèse: 21, 22 et 23 mai 2012, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 45 rue d'Ulm (forthcoming)