Thursday, 7. July 2011: FOUNDATIONS & CONCEPTS
09.30 – 09.45 Opening remarks
09.45 – 10.45 Frederik Stjernfelt (Aarhus): Thinking about thinking with diagrams
10.45 – 11.15 Tea / coffee
11.15 – 12.15 Michael Marrinan (Stanford): The “thing-ness” of diagrams
12.15 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Helsinki): Is there a general diagram concept?
15.00 – 16.00 Sun-Joo Shin (Yale): How do diagrams show what they show?
16.00 – 16.30 Tea / coffee
16.30 – 17.30 Christina Ljungberg (Zürich): The diagrammatic nature of maps
Friday, 8. Juli 2011: COGNITION & ICONICITY
09.30 – 10.30 Dieter Mersch (Potsdam): On iconic differences
10.30 – 11.30 Jan Wöpking (Berlin): True conclusions from false pictures. Iconicity and instrumentality in diagrams
11.30 – 12.00 Tea / coffee
12.00 – 13.00 Valeria Giardino (Paris): Diagramming. Using space to reason
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Matthias Bauer (Flensburg): Pattern language and space syntax: Alexander, Chomsky, Peirce and Wittgenstein
15.30 – 16.30 Steffen Bogen (Konstanz): The diagram as game-plan. Notation in Alfonso el Sabio’s Book of Games (1283)
Saturday, 9. Juli 2011: PHILOSOPHICAL CASE STUDIES
09.30 – 10.30 Sybille Krämer (Berlin): Plato revisited. ‘Diagrammatology’ as an irreducible dimension of European Philosophy
10.30 – 11.30 Emmanuel Alloa (Basel): Capturing the flow. On Husserl’s aporetic time diagrams
11.30 – 11.45 Tea / coffee
11.45 – 12.45 Mark Halawa (Berlin) / Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer (Berlin): Pragmatism on paper. On Charles S. Peirce’s graphic practice and pragmatic thinking
This meeting series concerns “Theories of Space and Knowledge” aiming to zoom in on various aspects of space and knowledge from Antiquity and before up to present day accounts.
This topic is interesting in many respects. We will address e.g. the following questions: In what sense is the soul, being a non-extended entity, bodily localized? Why does the soul have to be bodily localized at all, and need all capacities of the soul be localized in the same bodily part? Are the different capacities or parts of soul separate in account only, as Aristotle seems to claim, or are they also partly localized in different parts of the body, as Alexander states? Can all parts of the soul be bodily localized? What secures the unity of the soul, and thereby the unity of the living body, if different soul capacities are partly localized in different bodily parts and what is the relation of the primarily ensouled central organ to the other parts of the body?
We will discuss these issues through a close reading of the following two short texts: on the first day we will read the very end of Alexander’s own treatise De Anima (94.7 – 100. 17). On the second day, we will read Plotinus answer to exactly that passage (IV 3, 20-23). Please join us!
Something for those who (like us) need to update their acquaintance with recent literature on De Anima, mainly II.5: Topoi’s De Anima reading group is planning a Blitz-Workshop to discuss three papers on three evenings in the week of January 18th to 22nd.