date: 2013 January 15 (Tue) 15:00-16:00
room: CPS Conference Room
speaker: Ken Shiotani (Independent)
organizer: Yukio-Pegio Gunji
title: Evaluation and Duality: Descriptive thinking revisited
abstract: Within many scientific/theoretical thoughts about various issues, we take it for granted that we describe facts or events.
This is based on the image like as we observe objective world from outside, describe it faithfully, picking up the essences of the universe along God's blueprint.
But, we are beings within the world (Inderweltsein) and every thing we do is part of the world. Then, Is it legitimate separating objects of description from action of describing, and re-connect them through the medium of "correspondence"?
In this talk, we will extend the viewpoint that notion of thought and semiotic relation are supported on interaction within the world and revisit the concepts of "world" and "interaction". On this task, we will be guided along the notion of "duality", which is used in category theory in mathematics and computer science, and will discuss on the notion of "evaluation" ,considerable as a typical representation of duality in thought and information processing, from the viewpoint of emergent adjustment.
keywords: duality, evaluation, adjustment, emergence