Pour une économie non-aristotélicienne / For a non-Aristotelian economy

14 janvier 2016

Institute of General Semantics: Martin Levinson – Presentation of the 2015 Winchell Award to Jacqueline Rudig & George Barenholtz

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https://youtu.be/tprabJUjmNI

27 juin 2015

Archéologie du copier-coller: Université Toulouse 3 : procès en appel, NUWWAREH contre MARCHAL-SIXOU

L’AFFAIRE NUWWAREH contre MARCHAL-SIXOU passe le 24 juin 2015 devant la Cour d’appel de Paris (9h, Pôle 5, chambre 12). Le jugement de premier instance, qui avait vu la plagiaire, Christine Marchal-Sixou, condamnée pour contrefaçon, avait été évoqué en juin 2013 sur le site Archéologie du copier-coller dans l’article Toulouse 3, Paris 5 et les similitudes : le livre noir …

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21 mars 2014

L’île logique à la BNF

Filed under: Actualité, clowns, Enseignement, Mathématiques, Recherche, Teaching, théatre — Étiquettes : , — Isabelle Aubert-Baudron @ 3:58

Bonjour,

Vincent Peillon, ministre de l’éducation nationale, Jean-Marc  Merriaux, directeur général de Canopé, Bernard Egger, président de l’APMEP et  L’île logique ont le plaisir de vous convier à la journée de clôture de la  semaine des mathématiques : les maths font  leur cinéma, le samedi 22 mars à partir de 14h30 au grand auditorium de  la Bibliothèque Nationale de France à Paris (ateliers, jeux, conférences et  spectacles gratuits).

L’île logique, notre compagnie de théâtre et clowns  de sciences théoriques, aura le plaisir d’y donner une représentation d’une  partie de deux de ses spectacles :
– 15h30 – 16h10 : l’Affaire  3.14, pièce de théâtre burlesque sur le programme de maths de lycée.
–  17h15 – 17h55 : Galois,  Poincaré, mythes et maths… sur les travaux de ces savants.

Pour  ceux, en Bretagne par exemple, qui ne pourraient pas venir, nous vous rappelons  la  journée en sciences inverses que nous co-organisons à Séné avec la salle  Grain de Sel et de nombreuses associations (Petits débrouillards, Ardoukoba,  opération Joconde…) le 17 mai à partir de 10h.

Par ailleurs n’hésitez  pas à nous contacter pour la fête de la science qui se tiendra du 26 septembre  au 19 octobre prochain, nous commençons déjà à mettre en place notre  planning.

Au plaisir de vous voir samedi !
Bien  chaleureusement,
Cédric
www.ilelogique.fr

23 janvier 2014

Cours de sémantique générale: MOOC General semantics: an approach to effective language behavior.

Je me permets de vous informer que se tient actuellement un MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) organisé par Steve Stockdale, Mary Lahman et Greg Thompson sur la sémantique générale : General semantics: an approach to effective language behavior.

Dans l’hypothèse où vous seriez intéressé pour y participer, il est encore possible de s’y inscrire.
Les cours sont gratuits, et l’accès au site est libre: https://learn.canvas.net/courses/191

Y étant inscrite depuis le début, je peux dire que ces cours sont très bien faits et que la qualité et l’ampleur de documentation fournies sont impressionnantes.
Lien pour les inscriptions: https://www.canvas.net/courses/general-semantics-an-approach-to-effective-language-behavior

Bien sincèrement.

Isabelle Aubert-Baudron

17 janvier 2014

A non-Aristotelian logic : general semantics in the framework of evolution of the West

Je mets en ligne cet article et cette traduction pour le MOOC « General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior » , Manchester University, qui se déroule actuellement du 13 janvier 2014 au 24 février 2014, animé par Steve Stockdale, Mary Lahman et Greg Thompson.

Korzybski called general semantics a “non-Aristotelian” logic. This requires clarifications on the meaning of this term and its origin.

Some important elements played a large part in the way Korzybski elaborated general semantics related to his experience of World war 1 : he found out that the mechanisms of thinking which had led to this war were based upon the premices of Aristotelian logic, elaborated 450 BC., which induced relations of opposition and conflict. This logic  rested upon the antique vision of mankind and of the world: the earth was conceived as flat, and at the center of the universe. Such a conception was of course obsolete and not valid anymore in the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as Aristotle’s logic. So Korzybski realized the gap between our evolution at the scientific level (XXth century), and in human domains (-450 BC and XVIIth century). He infered that, starting from the physics and mathematics of his time, he might elaborate a new logic fitting to the level of evolution of sciences, which would mentally free mankind from this logic of conflict. He built up general semantics, a a non-Aristotelian logic, upon the researches in modern physics : in the chapter XXXVII of Science and Sanity, “On the notion of “Simultaneity”  , he starts from Einstein’s work to integrate in his logic the role of the observer on the result of the observation, which was neglected in the previous logics (Aristotle and Descartes) and the physics they rested upon. This chapter seems to me very important because the reader can state the mathematical demonstrations and understand the scientific basis of general semantics.

Now, to understand what non-Euclidian geometry (XXth century) rests upon, you have to have a minimum of knowledge about Euclidian geometry (antiquity). Hence, before starting the GS teaching, what a non-Aristotelian discipline is about, a minimum of knowledge on Aristotle’s logic seems to me necessary, especially to to become aware of the ways it conditions our mechanisms of thinking and our behaviours, as well as its use in the domain of communication, so to become able to escape from its tricks. 

Here is in pdf a first draft of translation from my article “Les différentes étapes de l’évolution de l’Occident: Aristote, Descartes, Korzybski, Trois visions de l’homme et du monde”   .

It needs corrections and is not definitive (January 2014).

THE DIFFERENT STEPS OF EVOLUTION OF THE WEST Aristotle Descartes Korzybski

One point to avoid misunderstandings: “non-Aristotelian” does not mean “anti-Aristotelian”:  

The meaning of the terms “non-Euclidian”, “non-Newtonian” and “non-Aristotelian” does not mean that those domains would be “opposed” to the previous systems, but that the applications of the first ones, which appeared in the context of the sciences of the previous times, could not apprehend nor solve the new problems inherent in the level of scientific evolution at the Xxth century: for instance, Newton’s physic was helpless to solve problems created by modern technology: impossible to build or repair a computer or a radio with Newton, whose work was previous to the discovery of electricity.

 Non-Newtonian physics are not opposed to the one of Newton, they are used to solve problems which did not exist when he was alive.

 Those different systems are different element of the same set: without the Euclidian  and Aristotalian system,  the Newtonian and non-Newtonian ones could not have arisen.

 We can compare those steps of evolution of the West to the different ages of a human being: as adults, we do not think nor act anymore as we did when we were born, nor during our childhood. Though our life is different when we are a baby, then a child and then an adult, those different ages are parts of a human life and cannot be opposed.

17 décembre 2013

Cédric Aubouy: Clown et science abstraite

Filed under: Actualité, clowns, logique, Mathématiques, Recherche, Teaching, théatre — Étiquettes : , , , — Isabelle Aubert-Baudron @ 8:27
Clown et science abstraite
De l’intérêt et des moyens de vulgariser les sciences théoriques par le clown théâtre.

© Cédric AUBOUY

A lire en pdf:
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Le Télégramme: Festi’clown. Sous le nez rouge de Cédric Aubouy
 

10 décembre 2013

Steve Stockdale: « General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior » at the MOOC

Filed under: Actualité, Alfred Korzybski, MOOC, Sémantique générale, Teaching — Étiquettes : , , , , — Isabelle Aubert-Baudron @ 7:51

I’m pleased to announce I will be team-teaching my first Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC). This type of free online course provides an alternative means to deliver and experience educational offerings to anyone in the world with access to the Internet.

The course is titled General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior, based on a Communication Studies course that Mary Lahman, Ph.D., has taught at Manchester University in Indiana for fifteen years. Greg Thompson, Ph.D. and visiting anthropology professor at BYU, rounds out our teaching team. So participants will benefit from three different perspectives about General Semantics.

Registration is now open for the six-week class that begins 13 January 2014. There is no fee for registration or materials – it’s completely free, offered through the Canvas Network  . Here’s the description:

This course provides an introduction to general semantics—the study of how we transform our life experiences into language and thought. Students will learn how their language habits and behaviors, as well as how they think about and share experiences, are what make them uniquely human. In other words, students will discover the critical, but sometimes subtle distinctions between what happens in their lives and how they talk about what happens.

The course will include readings from a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology. It will also include visual and auditory demonstrations through music and social media, and collaborative interactions with fellow learners. These types of learning experiences allow students to not only learn about more effective language behaviors, but also practice those new behaviors in order to communicate more effectively and appropriately in interpersonal and organizational contexts.

To enroll, simply click the blue ENROLL button on this page.

The course content is organized into weekly modules. Participants can work at their own pace and sequence, with activities and exercises arranged to facilitate learning.

This is a great opportunity to try something new, both in terms of the subject matter and educational format. After five days of open registration it looks like we have participants signed up from four continents. Feel free to enroll and participate as much, or as little, as you wish. We’ll all learn something together, although those « somethings » may be quite different.

Attached is an information sheet about the course. Please consider sharing with your social media networks or with anyone who might be interested in learning something like General Semantics in an international virtual classroom.

Best regards,

Steve

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