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 predictionsÔÇť, 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.

Apart from the participation of the Centre's Director - Prof. Stanisław Janeczko (The Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science WUT), Deputy Director - Prof. Piotr Przybyłowicz (The Faculty of Automotive and Construction Machinery Engineering WUT), excellent special guests will be: Dr. Andrzej Dragan (Faculty of Physics UW), Dr. Przemysław Biecek (Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science WUT), Prof. Jerzy Rużyłło (Departments of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Penn State University, USA).

The meeting will be held with an interactive participation with the audience.

Pythagorean Disputations. A form of conversations, interactions and meetings inspiring to perceive new, hidden and forgotten aspects of reality.

The Pythagorean Disputations - these are the kind of conversations, interactions and meetings inspiring to perceive new, hidden and forgotten aspects of the 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. The 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 theory defines the object of measurement" (Einstein).  If the role of the language is understood in this way, then the role of the conversation appears to be 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.