Through a somewhat surrealistic literary language, Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke (a title that means practically nothing) presents a concept of human life; secular, social, intellectually creative and also existentially disoriented. It places it among the dominant cultural powers according to a mechanism of formation and deformation. What does that mean? Every structure of human life, individual or corporeal, both established and developing, manifests itself with the help of speech, the use of symbols, in reference to the values it respects, that is, through its Form, according to Gombrowicz’s vocabulary. By maintaining his Form, he fights for a position in the socio-political hierarchy for recognition, also for fame and for the power to influence others.[Read more…]
Reflections in Light of Santayana’s Philosophy — Video Session moderated by Chris Skowroński
Wednesday, May 13, 19.00 Berlin Time
Organized by Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V and The George Santayana Society.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE
Please, read HERE
Those students who have problems with getting information by the university sources: I confirm that the following regular courses continue online (by Zoom video conference system); those of you who have not yet joined the online class, please, contact me by email:
Multiculturalism in Canada and the US (TUE, 18.00-19.30)
Master in Liberal Art (WED, 16.30-18.00)
Rhetoric and Persuasion (English in Public Communication) – (WED, 15.00-16.30)
Rhetoric and Persuasion – EPC two Chinese groups (TUE, 15.00-16.30 and 16.30-18.00)
Please, prepare your devices with cameras – the more solid the better – placed on stable things (a table rather a hand) with headphones and microphones (close to your mouth!!) in a room with REDUCED ECHO (empty rooms not so good as rooms with carpets and curtains) with a friendly background (NOT a door or an entrance behind you!!!) with limited or no people around and/or in the background), your faces close to the camera — all according to visual/digital rhetoric principles. Remember, please, you will be visible and the way you will be visible and hearable will make a difference as far as the quality of your work is concerned.
READ SKOWROŃSKI’S TEXT HERE (Berlin Practical Philosophy International Forum e.V)