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Martin Fortier



Martin Fortier holds a MPhil in philosophy (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and École Normale Supérieure (ENS)) as well as a MPhil in anthropology (EHESS). He is currently a doctoral student at Institut Jean Nicod, at the Department of Cognitive Studies of ENS, and at the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of EHESS. In 2016 and 2017, he was also a visiting student researcher at Stanford’s Department of Anthropology.
Situated at the intersection of cognitive science and anthropology, his research explores the interplay between cultural and neurobiological processes in hallucinogenic experiences—especially in the context of Amerindian shamanism—, categorization and reasoning among Amazonian indigenous groups, and the cultural and cognitive underpinning of supernatural thinking—with a special interest in animism. He is mainly working with Shipibo-Konibo and Huni Kuin communities of the Peruvian Amazon. He is also interested in exploring the implications of his cross-cultural findings for the field of philosophy of mind.
He is the author of several articles, and has recently co-edited a book: Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Oxford University Press, 2018).
More information can be found on his personal website