Month: October 2019

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Umberto Eco was an Italian Philosopher, Novelist, Essayist, Literary Critic, Semiotician and Professor emeritus at the University of Bologna. He is very well known as an academic for his contributions to semiotics, philosophy, and linguistics and as a Novelist for his Best-selling novels including ‘The Name of The Rose’ (1980). In this video, he advises […]
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Paul Pangaro is an Entrepreneur and a Professor of Practice in the human-computer interaction institute, Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are centered around Cybernetics and Communication. In this video, he answers some questions about Cybernetics. What is Cybernetics? Paul Pangaro starts his explanation with the etymological definition of the word. He explains that its […]
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Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, epistemologist, mathematician, logician, historian, essayist, social reformer, political activist, and a Nobel laureate. In this short video, he addresses a message to future generations. He advises them to consider two things: one intellectual and one moral. Intellectual Advice ‘When studying any matter or considering any philosophy’, one should look for […]
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Professor Hilary Putnam was an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist. He is one of the very well known figures of analytical philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. During his career, he made significant contributions to various subfields of philosophy, particularly, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science as […]
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Professor Noam Chomsky, one of the greatest linguists in the XXth century, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist criticizes postmodernism which is infiltrating humanities (literature, discourse analysis, etc.) since the 70s-80s and up to now. Postmodernism as a General Idea In all of this compilation of videos, Chomsky prefers to discuss the […]
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Edgar Morin is a very well known French sociologist and philosopher. He is best known as the author of a number of books on “complexity” and “complex Thought”. In this video, E. Morin outlines some of his ideas on “Complexity” and Education in the form of Seven Complex Lessons. Thinking Complex is Simple Although he’s […]
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Brief History Professor Teun Van Dijk is a Dutch scholar who’s active in the fields of text linguistics, discourse analysis, and critical discourse analysis. He started his work many years ago in French Language and Literature. He was interested in French surrealist poetry. In the 60s, academics were influenced by Chomsky’s work, and so, the […]

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