"Iconicity, Abduction, and Diagrammatic Truth" - Talk by Gianluca Caterina and Rocco Gangle, Co-Directors, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College"Iconicity, Abduction, and Diagrammatic Truth" - Talk by Gianluca Caterina and Rocco Gangle, Co-Directors, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott Collegehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/193392Stokes Auditorium2012-04-12T16:30:002012-04-12T18:00:00
April 12, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Part of "Thinking in Images: Diagrams Across the Divisions"
"Thinking in Images: Diagrams Across the Divisions" presents:
"Iconicity, Abduction, and Diagrammatic Truth" - Talk by Gianluca Caterina and Rocco Gangle, Co-Directors, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College
Organized by Joshua Ramey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:30pm–6:00pm, Stokes Auditorium
Tea at 4:15pm
Gianluca Caterina received his Ph.D in 2007 at Tufts University under the supervision of Professor Bruce Boghosian. In his thesis he proved a result concerning the limits of the application of least action principles to a certain class of invertible discrete dynamical systems. Since 2008 he has been working as an Assistant Professor at Endicott College, where, together with his colleague Rocco Gangle, started new research in the field of diagrammatic reasoning, focusing on problems concerning the foundation of mathematics and its relation with modern philosophy.
Rocco Gangle is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, Endicott College. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia in 2007. His work covers issues in Diagrammatic Logic (Peirce, diagrammatic reasoning, category theory, topos theory), Continental Philosophy (Spinoza, phenomenology, Deleuze, Badiou, Laruelle), and Philosophy of Science (self-organizing systems, religion and science, techno-ethics). He is the author of numerous articles, including "Consequences of a Diagrammatic Representation of Paul Cohen's Forcing Technique Based on Peirce's Existential Graphs" with Gianluca Caterina. He is the translator of Francois Laruelle'sPhilosophies of Difference: A Critical Introduction to Non-Philosophy(London: Continuum, 2010).
Visual representations of knowledge are usually thought to re-state concepts that are already known, or to repeat ideas that can in principle exist outside their visual representations. But is this true? To what extent do diagrams, graphs, and images produce new knowledge? To what extent can such knowledge exist only in and as a diagram, graph, or image? In order to reconsider the way that thinking in images pervades nearly every discipline in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Distinguished Visitors Program welcomes the Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy to Haverford College for a two-day intensive workshop. We invite interested Haverford faculty and students to apply to participate in a symposium on diagrammatic reasoning with the co-directors of the center, mathematician Gianluca Caterina and philosopher Rocco Gangle, along with two of their students from Endicott College. Caterina and Gangle will also present their work in a lecture open to the entire College community.
Sponsored by the Distinguished Visitors Program and John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
More information on the Center and how to participate in the "Thinking In Images" workshop: http://www.haverford.edu/thinkinginimages/
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