Course WI-FI-Basti1


Towards a Contemporary Ontology.

The New Dual Paradigm in Natural Sciences: Part I


Short Description

This course constitutes the physical counterpart of the WI-FI-BASTI2 course, representing the formal logical-ontological part of the present one, being the (coalgebraic) modal formalism underlying both perspectives, the strong theoretical link connecting the two parts, into one coherent framework. The present course is concerned indeed with a descriptive ontology of the emerging new paradigm in fundamental physics, related with the so-called “information theoretic” interpretation of quantum field theory (QFT). The course aims essentially at deepening the notions of “information” and of “energy” in quantum physics, their differences and their relationships, as far as both are physical, measurable magnitudes. This study can help us for better understanding to what extent and in which sense these evidences support empirically and mathematically a “dual” ontology of the physical nature, having in the Aristotelian hylomorphic theory its pre-modern ancestor

Course Modules and Online Contents

The Course consists of 9 Modules, subdivided into 4 Sections, for a total of 30 Classes.

Each Module corresponds generally to 4 Classes, apart from the first one (Module 0) and the last one (Module 8), each of 1 only Class.

The first two Sections of the course will be given in e-learning modality (with quizzes at the end of each module to improve your self-learning); the last two Sections will be given in at-place modality in Warsaw, during the second half of the month of January 2014.

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

For accessing the Online Contents of each Module, as far as put online, please click on the Module Title in the Table below.

For avoiding connection problems in viewing slides, you can download the zip file with all the contents of each module. Create ON on your pc/mac a directory for each class of each module, download in it the zip archive of the class, and unzip inside it all the files in the zipped archive. Then click on the viewer.swf file to start the viewer of the class contents.

FOR VIEWING THE ONLINE CLASSES IT IS NECESSARY TO INSTALL EITHER ON PC OR ON MAC THE LAST EDITION OF 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.

 
Table of WI-FI-Basti1 Course Modules
Modules Topics Zip
  SECTION ONE  
0 Introduction and Course Overview
1 The Birth of Modern Science  
  Module 1 Class 1: The Galilei Affair. A Historical Overview
  Module 1 Class 2: The Galilei Affair. The Logical Issue
  Module 1 Class 3: The Galilei Affair. The Epistemological Issue
  Module 1 Class 4: The Galilei Affair. The Ontological Issue
  Module 1 Tests
2 The Question of Truth in Modern Science  
  Module 2 Class 1: The Greek origins of the Western science (pdf)  
  Module 2 Class 2: The issue of the V postulate of the Euclidean geometry (pdf)  
  Module 2 Class 3: The issue of the foundations of mathematics (pdf)  
  Module 2 Class 4: The issue of the Skolem paradox (pdf)  
  SECTION TWO  
3 The Information Theoretic Interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM)  
  Module 3 (pdf)  
4 The QFT interpretation as ‘Second Quantization’ and the Physics of the Condensed Matter  
 

Module 4 (pdf)

 
  SECTION THREE  
5 The (Co)Algebraic Interpretation of QFT as q-deformed Hopf Algebra/Coalgebra  
  Module 5 (pdf)  
6 The DDF Principle of QFT, its Cosmological Relevance and Its Ontological Interpretation  
  Module 6 (pdf)  
  SECTION FOUR  
7 Universal Coalgebra and the Interpretation of QFT Systems as state transition systems (STS)  
  Module 7 (pdf)  
8 Conclusions