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Jean Baudrillard, discouraging philosopher

“El simulacro no es lo que oculta la verdad. Es la verdad la que oculta que no hay verdad. El simulacro es verdadero”, Jean Baudrillard.

Jean Baudrillard was a French philosopher and sociologist who focused on the contemporary society. In his first book El sistema de los objetos (1968), he tried to apply the concepts of Ferdinand Saussure´s linguistics in Karl Marx´s political and economical theories, analysing the value of changes as significant and the value of use as significant. In that first book, he also analyses the indiference with which North Americans have constructed a new culture of transparence. Read more…

Jean Baudrillard´s Matrix

The Matrix gave both cultural theorists and movie enthusiasts an opportunity to investigate the film on a variety of academic grounds. 

This implication was brought up within the movie by two references to the work of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard. The first reference is situated towards the beginning of the movie, when Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) grabs the author’s book Simulacra and Simulation to retrieve some mind-altering substances hidden in it. The second is uttered by Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) when he shows Neo the “real world,” saying to him, “Welcome to … the desert of the real.”

It is clear that Jean Baudrillard´s philosophy and thought has become an interest for many intellectuals. That is the case of Baudrillard´s Simulacra and Simulation, in which Baudrillard assumes the proliferation of images in advanced capitalism, with the expansion of commodities and the relentless advance of technologies of visualization and simulation. In the essay, he describes a movement from “representation” to “simulation”. In Baudrillard´s words: Read more…

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A Little Bit of Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession  writen by Daniel J. Levitin (1957), an american professor, cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician and wrtier, will be one of the references we will be using for the elavoration of the article about Jack Johnson. Read more…

Semantic Network according to John F. Sowa

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment


John Florian Sowa is the computer scientist who invented conceptual graphs, a graphic notation for logic and natural language, based on the structures in semantic networks and on the existential graphs of Charles S. Peirce.

John F. Sowa said:

“A semantic network or net is a graphic notation for representing knowledge in patterns of interconnected nodes and arcs.” Read more…

Noiz egiten digute iruzur?

Zelan jakin dezakegu politikari batek kontatzen diguna egia edo gezurra denik? Eta gure lagunek esaten digutena? Beti egia esaten al dugu? Gizakia zalantzez beteriko mundu batean bizi da, kexka hauei guztiei erantzuten saiatuz. Honen inguruan aipatu behar da Deustuko Unibertsitatean instituzioa izan zen Javier Petrina. Berak irakatsi egin die hainbat ikaslei zeintzuk diren erabili behar diren metodoak hau guztia argi edukitzeko. 

Kurtso honen hasiera arte eman egin ditu klaseak Petrinak, orain bere lekua Cristina de la Cruz-i utziz. Lógica y argumentación du izena ikasgai honek, Bertrand Russell-ek eta A.N.Whitehead artzain protestanteak idatzitako Principia Mathematica deituriko liburuan oinarrituta dagoena. Read more…

Categories: Languages, Logic

Logikaren beharra mundu akabatu honetan!

Chaim Perelman eta Olbrechts-Tyteca egungo pentsamendu filosofikoaren barnean sailkatuta dagoen korronte berritzailearen ikasketetan parte hartzaile ospetsuak dira. Gaur egun ezaguna den Argumentazioaren Teoriaren sortzaileak dira. Teoria honek, hizkuntzaren izaera ulertzen du izaera sinetsarazle gisa, hau da, informazioaren hartzailea igorlearen ikuspuntutik eramateko diseinatua. Argudiozko kontzepzio hori erretorika deritzonaren erdigunean kokatu izan da beti baina Chaim Perelman eta Olbrechts-Tytecaren lanak argitaratuak izan ondoren, argumentazioaren ikasketak eraberritu ziren eta erretorika berriaren barruan kokatu izan ziren XX. mendearen azken 50 urteetan. Erretorika berri honek diona da konbentzitzeko balio duela gehien bat hizkuntzak, solaskidearengan nolabaiteko eragina izateko.

La lógica es la forma más sencilla de contestar un examen sin haber estudiado… pero hasta de eso carecen muchos.(Sócrates)

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Categories: Humanities, Logic

The subject of my choice: Logic

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

People constantly make decisions about what think as  true in different aspects of their lives. As Fernández Casad0 states, although everyone agrees that it is better to believe that which is true, they often disagree about what is true in particular cases. Aristotle defined the human being as a rational animal. If we go by this definition, we conclude that the logic is indispensable for human beings to live according to their nature. Read more…

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