The series of lectures Dr Julia Ponzio at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw

Dr Julia Ponzio
(University of Bari):

The concept of form
in Charles Sanders Peirce philosophy of language

Wykłady odbędą się w następującyh terminach:
Poniedziałek, 01.06, 9.45-13:00 sala nr 4
Wtorek, 02.06, 16:45-20:00 sala nr 108
Środa 03.06, 11.30 – 14:45 sala nr 4
oraz 16:45 – 20:00 sala nr 109
The lectures will take place:
Monday, 01.06, 9.45-13:00, room nr 4
Tuseday, 02.06, 16:45-20:00, room nr 108
Weneseday 03.06, 11.30 – 14:45, room nr 4
Weneseday 16:45 – 20:00, room nr 109

Description: I will analyse, during the lectures, some aspects of the fist part of Peirce’s thought, starting from 1863, in order to highlight some important aspects that will have a great influence on the latter phase of Peirce thought, and in particular, on the development of the “Topology of continuity”. In particular I will focus my analysis of the concepts of form, of category and of continuity.  The main aim of my lecture is to analyse some passages and some problematic moments in the first phase of Peirce’s thought in order to highlight the points in which arise the questions to which in the last part of his life Peirce will try to answer by the topological analysis of continuity. Topological analysis studies the model of connection of the parts of continua, that’s to say it woks on the condition of belonging to a continuum, of the connection that constitutes a continuum. If topological analysis is considered beyond the problematic course on the refection on continuity, which begins in the very first part of Peirce’s thought, it could seem the research of a hidden structure which keeps the reality together and to which reality  has to be brought back to be understood. In this way the work of interpretation risks to be reduced to a work of placement of what has to be interpreted inside a structural schema. On the contrary, is it is seen  from the perspective of the long and difficult Peirce’s work on continuity, that is to say from the perspective of the questions it tries to answer, Peirce’s  topological analysis brings to the idea of a continuum as a form which forms itself starting from relation.

Wykład można zaliczyć jako monograficzny (także na przyszły rok akademicki) w wymiarze 15 godzin (1 ECTS); kod przedmiotu w USOS: 3501-FORPEIR-M; rejestracja otwarta między: 21 V – 03. VI 2015

The lecture is a regular monographic lecture  and is the equivalent of 15 hours/1ECTS (valid also for the next academic year); USOS code: 3501-FORPEIR-M;  registration open: 21.V – 03. VI 2015

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