Christian Sötemann

Having studied both psychology and philosophy, I sometimes seem to be caught between two chairs. When among psychologists, I feel more like a philosopher. When among philosophers, I feel more like a psychologist.

My personal philosophical quest probably began after the passing of my grandfather. Since then, going through various stages of development, I have tried to find some clues as to how far doubt can go and what can be regarded as absolutely certain. After more than a quarter of a century, I am inclined to state: not a lot, save for some self-evident truths.

My interests lie in the areas of existentialism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis and constructivism, amongst other things. In addition to working in psychological counselling and on philosophical studies, I have also played and released music with my project cryptic scenery.

2 comments:

docmartincohen said...

Hullo Christian. I'm increasingly interested in the cross-over of philosophy and psychology too - currently I'm exploring the strange world of jokes! (Any views on that?)

Unknown said...

Martin – having noticed your post only very late, I must admit I don’t know much about the psychology of jokes apart from the Freud classic 'Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious‘ („If one of us dies, I will move to Paris“). Unfortunately, most psychologists and their works seem to be rather unfunny, though there may be hidden gems I have yet to discover...

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