What is semiotics and what has it got to do with the history of Philosophy? In this feature length interview, Winfried Nöth details the close relationship between the doctrine of signs and Western Philosophy.Read More
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a generous man—generous with his time, his space, and his thoughts. I’ve long admired his paintings, and often wanted to say hello to him when I see him in the street. He was quick to answer our request to interview, and we spent a good four hours on his Main street studio looking at his canvasses and imagining the paintings for the stories which he proceeded to share.Read More
Tim Ingold explores the entangled relations between human beings and the environments they inhabit. Over the last 30 years, he has written and taught widely on how embodied processes of enskillment (learning to hunt-fish-forage, weave or sing, making and expressing art and craft alike) fundamentally determine and shape the diverse ways in which we perceive, understand, and 'dwell' in the world.Read More
Alin Olteanu is a scholar who takes 'learning' very seriously. We got to talking to Alin about many things, including: the shared history of semiotics and liberal education; Christian and Islamic philosophy; intercultural translation; the close affinity between biology and learning; and how our social understandings of learning determine and shape our basic relationship to the world.
The year 2115: dissatisfied with what he feels to be a half-baked answer to his question ‘what is lithium?’, the student Simplicio poses his personal educational computer (Charles Sanders Personal, hereafter CSP) a series of questions on the nature of inquiry and the conditions of knowing and knowledge generally.Read More
In this interview with scientist and philosopher Mihai Nadin, we discuss how we can define and understand living organisms as anticipatory systems. This brings up a discussion on the need and role for semiotics (as fundamental [meta]science) in scientific/philosophical research.Read More
We got to talking with Charlie about all kinds of things, including how to approach education and learning from a biogenetic structuralist perspective, and how technology is changing modern consciousness.Read More