Pythagorean Disputations

The Pythagorean Disputations. These are the kind of conversations, interactions and meetings inspiring to perceive new, hidden and forgotten aspects of reality.

Any thinking performs in the forms imposed by the language. Our perception and comprehension accomplishes within the limits of understanding the world - interpreted and named. Speech is an instrument of cognition which retains  this understanding for us. Subconsciously the speech often contains a particular interpretation of existence. The language of the scientific theory becomes an organ by which we perceive the world veritably - "Only the theory determines what’s the object of the measurement" (Einstein). If the role of the language is understood in this way, then the role of the conversation appears essential on a way of attaining the truth. "The truth conceives between two" (Nietzsche). We want such talks, by which the truth happens. "Significant, existence related truth arises only in communication" (Jaspers). The truth is happening and is created between conversing people. In the conversation, thought is not communicated as a finished creation. It is rather a leaven, the drive pulse stimulating the stream of thoughts, going beyond the words and thoughts of the first interlocutor, in a very creative way. We want these conversations. The Pythagorean Disputations are such conversations.

Pythagorean Disputations V, 27.11.2018

The Centre for Advanced Studies of the Warsaw University of Technology invites to another meeting in the series of Pythagorean Disputations entitled "Natural and artificial intelligence - expectations and predictions“, 27th of November 2018, at 4:15 pm at the Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science WUT, lecture hall No. 01, Koszykowa 75 Street, Warsaw.

Pythagorean Disputations IV, 20.03.2018

The Centre for Advanced Studies of the Warsaw University of Technology invites you to another meeting in the series of Pythagorean Disputation entitled "The Power of Thinking", 20 March 2018, at 4:15 pm in the Small Hall of the Main Building of the Warsaw University of Technology.

Pythagorean Disputations III, 01.06.2017

The Center for The Advanced Studies WUT invites for another meeting in the series of Pythagorean Disputations, titled “The esthetics – cultural meaning of the beauty”, on 1st of June 2017, 4.15 p.m., lecture hall No.101, Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 55.

Pythagorean Disputations II, 27.04.2016

The Center for The Advanced Studies WUT invites for successive meeting in the series of Pythagorean Disputations, titled “Self-reliance in the world of science” on 27th of April 2016, 4.15 p.m., the Small Hall in WUT’s Main Building.

Pythagorean Disputations I, 20.10.2015

Center for Advanced Studies WUT invites for the new series of meetings - Pythagorean Disputations. The first edition is based on the issue: “Hopes and threats of virtual world”, 20th of October 2015, 4.15 pm, the Small Hall in WUT’s Main Building.