Month-long Zalamea Seminar starts this Week in NYC at Pratt Manhattan
Please join us at Pratt Graduate Media Studies at Pratt Manhattan, starting this week, for a month-long seminar by world renowned philosopher of mathematics Fernando Zalamea. The topic of the lectures will be “Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression.” I will be primary host and event organizer, so feel free to email me with any questions. All information is below, please see the seminar website itself for details.
Professor of Mathematics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
author of Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics (Sequence/Urbanomic, 2012)
will be presenting a monthlong seminar entitled
Hosted by the Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Manhattan Campus, 144 W. 14th Street, New York, Tues/Wed October 7-22 6:30-8:30pm, Sat. Oct. 24 6-9pm, 2015.
Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression will be a month-long Seminar presented in October 2015 in New York City by Fernando Zalamea, Professor of Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and one of the foremost philosophers of mathematics working in the continental tradition today. Professor Zalamea‘s lectures will introduce the groundbreaking work of twentieth century French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck in relation to the work of C.S. Peirce, Novalis, P. Valéry, theories of topoi and sheaves, networks, art, and music, towards a generalized theory of transgression for mathematics, philosophy, and contemporary culture in our transmodern world.
Fernando Zalamea is the author of several books, most recently Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics (Urbanomic, 2012),Peirce’s Logic of Continuity: A Mathematical and Conceptual Approach (Docent, 2012), and Ariadna y Penélope: Redes y Mixturas en el Mundo Contemporáneo (Ariadne and Penelope: Networks and Mixtures in the Contemporary World, Ediciones Nobel, 2004). He is also the Spanish editor and translator of the selected works of French philosopher of mathematics Albert Lautman.
More About Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics (Sequence/Urbanomic, 2012):
“This is a weighty and daring book. It proposes a new philosophy of mathematics, based on a detailed knowledge of the most recent work in advanced mathematics, and constructed in explicit contrast with the traditional analytical approach…this new synthetic and open-minded approach is no doubt worthy of attention, and philosophers who dare to make an effort will surely reap the reward.”
–Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe, American Mathematical Society’s MathSciNet
“Zalamea is clearly on the cutting edge of theorizing potential intersections between networks, mathematics, and philosophy. Few thinkers are able to bring together insights from as diverse fields in such as exciting manner as Zalamea.”
–Christopher Vitale, Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Media Studies, Pratt Institute, NY
“With high professional competence in mathematics and philosophy and written in masterful prose, Zalamea opens up a breathtaking insight into advanced contemporary mathematics by enlightening its magical power with the powerful paradigm of gestural dynamics as developed by Valéry, Merleau-Ponty and Châtelet.”
–Guerino Mazzola, Professor of Mathematical Music Theory and Creativity, School of Music, University of Minnesota