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Welcome!

You are cordially invited to join the slow-read/discussion of The Evolutionary Dynamics of Discursive Knowledge, the latest book by Loet Leydesdorff. The book is freely available (Open Access). The book  provides an introduction to the connections between systems theory, evolutionary theory, sociology, STS, communication theory, and cybernetics and its objective is to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange.  We will read and discuss about one chapter each month.  Scroll down for the schedule.

The book-chapter discussion will take place via ZOOM on the third Wednesday of every month at 5pm CET (4pm BST, 11am EST, 8am PST(**)).

Each ZOOM meeting, three scholars will give a brief commentary on the chapter scheduled for that day, followed by an interactive discussion.

Program (Scroll to the bottom for past meetings.)


Wednesday,  April 20, 2022 - Chapters 6 and 7

Scroll down for previous meetings.

Chapter 6  Regions, Innovations & the North-South Divide in Italy.
Chapter 7 - The Measurement of Synergy

Comments by:.

  1. Helen Lawton Smith (Innovation Studies, Birkbeck, London Univ., UK).
  2. Jerome Warren (Economics & Social Sciences, Univ. of Cologne, Germany)  
  3. Richard Klavans (SciTech Strategies, Berwyn, PA, USA)

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Wednesday,  May 18, 2022 – Chapter 8 - Anticipation and the Dynamics of Expectations. 

Comments by:

            Luciano Gallon (Univ. Pontificia Bolivariana, Columbia)
           
Andrea Pitasi (Università  degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti)

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Wednesday,  June 15, 2022 – Chapter 9 - Subdynamics in Knowledge-based Systems.

Comments by:

  1. Igone Porto Gomez (Engineering & Organization, Univ. de Deusto, Spain).  
  2. Caroline Wagner (Public Affairs, Ohio State Univ., USA)

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Wednesday,  July 20, 2022 – Chapter 10 - Cultural and Biological Evolution.  

Comments by:

  1. Christiane Gebhardt (Drees & Sommer, Zurich, Switzerland).
  2. Gerard de Zeeuw (Mathematics, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Wednesday,  August 17, 2022 – Chapter 11 - Summary and Conclusions.

Comments by:

  1. Jerome Warren (Economics & Social Sciences, Univ. of Cologne, Germany)

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If you would like to act as a commentator for any of the chapters (max 15 minutes, max 7 PPT slides), please get in touch with one of the event organizers (johnsonmwj1@gmail.com or  jaimi.hendrix@gmail.com) to finalize the details.  Commentaries in the form of a video presentation (maximum 15 minutes) are welcomed, especially from those who cannot join the ZOOM meetings due to international time zone differences.

COGITATA's primary function is to act as an archive for the commentaries and facilitate further exploration and discussion. The ZOOM room link is for the meetings is the following: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9116543210?pwd=RkJWR0JtaDRVYTRNZE5yUVAxbVQ2Zz09  

Reviews of the book:


Additional details:

:Please, synchronize with 5pm CET (Paris/Amsterdam/Berlin/Maribor/Ljubljana time.) 

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Previous meetings

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - Chapter 1 –

Knowledge-based Innovation and Social Coordination. <pdf>  

  1. Evolution—Dynamics—Discourse—Knowledge,” <youtube>
            Mark W. Johnson (Cybernetics, Univ. of Liverpool, UK).
  2. Intellectual and social contexts: an intervention,“ <youtube>
           Andrea Scharnhorst (DANS, Royal Academy, NL).
  3. The priority of Husserl’s cogitata,“ <youtube>
           Eva Buchinger
    (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
  4. Discussion<youtube>; transcript <html>; transcript <pdf>

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Wednesday,  January 19, 2022 - Chapters 2 and 3:

Chapter 2 - The Communication Turn in Philosophy of Science; and
Chapter 3 - Scientific Communication and Codification. 

1. “Rational Expectations versus Beliefs”
 
Marco Schirone (Univ. of Borås, Chalmers Univ,. Sweden).

2. “Chapters 2 and 3
Edmumdo Balsemão
 (Philosophy, Univ. de Coimbra, Portugal)

3. “From the Perspective of Quantitative Science Studies”
Stasa Milojevic
 (Cognitive Science, Indiana University, Bloomington).

Discussion <youtube>; transcript <html>; transcript <pdf>

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Wednesday,  Feb 16, 2022  Chapter 4 - |"Towards a Calculu of Redundancy"

Comments by    Inga Ivanova (HSE Univ., Moscow, Russia).
Comments byLarry Richards (Mgmt. & Engineering, Indiana Univ. East, USA).
Comments by Diana Lucio (Pontifical Xavierian Univ., Columbia).

Comments by Klaus Krippendorff (Annenberg School, USA)
Discussion
<transcript>

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Wednesday,  March 16, 2022.  Chapter 5 - Evolutionary & Institutional

Triple Helix Models. 

Comments by:

Lucio Biggiero (Org. Science; Univ. of L'Aquila, Italia).  [PPT presentation]  <youtube>
Yuzhuo Cai (Mgmt & Business, ampere Univ., Finland) [PPT presentation]  <youtube>

Discussion <youtube>; transcript <.docx>
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Wednesday,  April 20, 2022 - Chapters 6 and 7
Chapter 6  Regions, Innovations & the North-South Divide in Italy.

Chapter 7 - The Measurement of Synergy

Comments by:.

Wednesday,  April 20, 2022 - Chapters 6 and 7
Chapter 6  Regions, Innovations & the North-South Divide in Italy.
Chapter 7 - The Measurement of Synergy

Comments by:

1.   Helen Lawton Smith (Innovation Studies, Birkbeck, London Univ., UK).

2.   Jerome Warren (Economics & Social Sciences, Univ. of Cologne, Germany)  

3.   Richard Klavans (SciTech Strategies, Berwyn, PA, USA)

Discussion <youtube>; transcript <pdf>

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Wednesday,  May 18, 2022Chapter 8

Anticipation and the Dynamics of Expectations. 

Comments by:

Andrea Pitasi (Università  degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti)

Jaimi Hendrix

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            Helen Lawton Smith (Innovation Studies, Birkbeck, London Univ., UK).  

            Jerome Warren (Economics & Social Sciences, Univ. of Cologne, Germany)

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Wednesday,  May 18, 2022Chapter 8 - Anticipation and the Dynamics of Expectations. 

Comments by:

            Luciano Gallon (Univ. Pontificia Bolivariana, Columbia)
            Andrea Pitasi (Università  degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti)

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Wednesday,  June 15, 2022Chapter 9 - Subdynamics in Knowledge-based Systems.

Commens by:

  1. Igone Porto Gomez (Engineering & Organization, Univ. de Deusto, Spain).  
  2. Caroline Wagner (Public Affairs, Ohio State Univ., USA)
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Wednesday,  July 20, 2022 – Chapter 10 - Cultural and Biological Evolution.  

Comments by:

  1. Christiane Gebhardt (Drees & Sommer, Zurich, Switzerland).
  2. Gerard de Zeeuw (Mathematics, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Wednesday,  August 17, 2022Chapter 11 - Summary and Conclusions.

Comments by:

  1. Jerome Warren (Economics & Social Sciences, Univ. of Cologne, Germany)
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If you would like to act as a commentator for any of the chapters (max 15 minutes, max 7 PPT slides), please get in touch with one of the event organizers (johnsonmwj1@gmail.com or  jaimi.hendrix@gmail.com) to finalize the details.  Commentaries in the form of a video presentation (maximum 15 minutes) are welcomed, especially from those who cannot join the ZOOM meetings due to international time zone differences.

COGITATA's primary function is to act as an archive for the commentaries and facilitate further exploration and discussion. The ZOOM room link is for the meetings is the following: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9116543210?pwd=RkJWR0JtaDRVYTRNZE5yUVAxbVQ2Zz09  

Reviews of the book:
Additional details:
Changes in schedule due to Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes:
Please, synchronize with 5pm Paris/Amsterdam/Berlin/Maribor/Ljubljana time.