Course WI-FI-BASTI-ER (Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.1)


From Modern Transcendental of Knowing
to the Post-Modern Transcendental of Language

Go to the related Course WI-FI-BASTIONTO-ER


Short Description

The course is given partly in distance learning modality (8 units), and partly in onsite modality (7 units). It aims at offering to graduate students both of philosophical and scientific – mainly of physics, mathematics, and computer science – departments, an interpretation of our age that is theoretically grounded, and then it is able, to reckon with the deep changes we are living now, and we will live in the very next future, in any realm of our public and private lives. These changes mainly relate to the ever-growing role of automation, and even of autonomous systems in every realm of our society, substituting humans in many “semantic tasks”. In other terms, if we must connote our age as the “communication age”, we must reckon with the fact that the main actors of the communication realm are today - and ever more tomorrow -, not only the conscious communication agents (humans), but also the unconscious ones (automata).

Course Modules and Online Contents

The Course consists of 15 Units, plus an Introductory Unit.

Each Unit corresponds generally to 2 Classes, apart from the Introductory Unit (Unit 0) of 1 only Class.

The Introductory Unit and the first seven Units of the course will be given in e-learning modality (with some quizzes to improve your self-learning). The other eight Units will be given in at-place modality in Warsaw, during the second half of the month of December 2017.

For downloading the Course Syllabus, please click on the following link.

For accessing the Online Contents of each Unit, as far as put online, please click on the Unit Title in the Table below. As far as the contents are made available online the link becomes active. In the case of e-learning contents, by clicking on the active link, the contents will be automatically available in streaming, through an automatic and interactive viewer. In the case of at-place classes, by clicking on the active link, a pdf file of the powerpoint slides will be available on your computer.

However, for avoiding connection problems in accessing by streaming the e-learning contents, you can also download the zip archive file with all the contents of each Unit. For this, create on your pc/mac a directory for each Unit, download in it the zip archive of the Unit, and unzip inside it all the files in the zipped archive downloaded from this site. Then, click on the viewer.swf file to start the automatic viewer to access the class contents.

FOR VIEWING THE ONLINE CLASSES IT IS NECESSARY TO INSTALL EITHER ON PC OR ON MAC THE FLASHPLAYER VIEWER. CONSIDER THAT IF YOU USE WINDOWS 10 THE FLASHPLAYER IS INCORPORATED IN THE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER OR IN THE EDGE BROWSER.

In this version, the online classes are not visible on mobile devices pads/smartphones.

Finally to access the other contents of the IRAFS (International Research Area on Foundations of the Sciences) portal in which this course is stored, click the following link: www.irafs.org. This page is accessible from the COURSES tab.

All the instructions for using the e-learning platform are available in a video tutorial, accessible by this link.

 
Table of Course Units
Units Topics Zip
  CONTENTS IN E-LEARNING MODALITY  
0 Introduction and Course Overview (with instructions for accessing the online contents) Winzip Archive
1 The present age as a "communication age" and the role of philosophy: nihilist vs. constructivist post-modernity Winzip Archive
2 The notion of "transcendental" and the "four ages of understanding" (J. Deely) in Western thought Winzip Archive
3 The modern transcendental of knowing and its intrinsic relationship with modern physics and calculus. I Winzip Archive
4 The modern transcendental of knowing and its intrinsic relationship with modern physics and calculus. II Winzip Archive
5 Husserl and Peirce: phenomenological (epistemic) vs. semiotic (algebraic) formal ontology of predicate logic Winzip Archive
  SLIDES FOR AT-PLACE CLASSES  
6 The intentional version of the transcendental of knowing in Husserl and the foundations of logic and mathematics. I  
7 The intentional version of the transcendental of knowing in Husserl and the foundations of logic and mathematics. II  
8 Ch. S. Peirce's semiotic completion of the post-modern linguistic turn, and the overcoming of the linguistic conventionalism I  
9 Ch. S. Peirce's semiotic completion of the post-modern linguistic turn, and the overcoming of the linguistic conventionalism II  
10 A path for a synthesis: J. Poinsot's semiotic interpretation of Aquinas' theory of truth and of its categorical duality I  
11 A path for a synthesis: J. Poinsot's semiotic interpretation of Aquinas' theory of truth and of its categorical duality II  
12 An unexpected outcome: the triadic structure of E. Stein's formal ontology as synthesis of Husserl and Aquinas  
13 An updated taxonomy of formal ontologies for our communication age and the role of formal philosophy  
14 Conscious (human) and unconscious (artificial) agents of communication in our age  
15 Conclusions