Open lectures with professor of semiotics Frederik Stjernfelt

35th Theoretical Seminar with Frederik Stjernfelt

Open lectures. Frederik Stjernfelt “The Struggle over Humanity”, “Free Speech - From Radical Enlightenment to the Internet” and “Multimodal Propositions - Peirce's theory of "Dicisigns”

Theoretical Seminars & Creative Discussions
25-26th October 2018

Frederik Stjernfelt, professor of semiotics, intellectual history and the philosophy of science, Aalborg University Copenhagen. International books include Diagrammatology (2007); The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism (with JM Eriksen, 2012); Natural Propositions (2014).

The Struggle over Humanity
2018 10 25, 2:00 pm, auditorium 102 , Malūnų st. 3 

During recent decades, much debate has circled around Homo Economicus, the supposedly economically rational individual able to list its preferences and calculate activity thereafter. This has overlooked that, in modern democracies, many conceptions of human beings are active and compete against each other. This includes Homo Socius, Homo Nationalis, Homo Faber, Homo Sapiens, Homo Humanitatis, Homo Emotionalis and Homo Deus.

“Free Speech - From Radical Enlightenment to the Internet”
2018 10 25, 5:00 pm, Gothic hall , Malūnų st. 6

A central, defining feature of modern democratic societies is Freedom of Expression. This lecture outlines its roots in Early 17C Enlightenment in order to discuss recent problems such as the new religious pressure against Free Speech and the increasing domination of the public sphere by strong players such as Google and Facebook.

Multimodal Propositions - Peirce's theory of "Dicisigns
2018 10 26, 3:00 pm, JBalkevičius room, Universiteto st. 5

Peirce's theory of propositions covers a much wider range than the ordinary focus upon assertions linguistically expressed. Defining propositions semiotically as signs which, at the same time, denotes and describes their object, he covers multimodal propositions involving pictures, diagrams, gestures etc. in addition to language.

Moderator prof. Henrik B. Andersen. Open lectures and discussions in English.

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