Editors: Edmundo Balsemão Pires, Burkhard Nonnenmacher, Stefan Büttner-von Stülpnagel
Digital ISBN: 978-989-26-0205-9
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Date: October 2010
Price: 12,72 €
Size: 240 mm x 170 mm
N.º Pages: 404
This volume brings together high-quality texts from the
international conference that took place in the University of Coimbra in March
2009, organized by the research group “Individuation in Modern Society” of the
Philosophy Research unit of that university (L. I. F. – “Language,
Interpretation and Philosophy”) in collaboration with the research project
Bezüge des Selbst at the University of Potsdam.
The purpose was to examine the subject of self-reference using a varied cluster of sectorial studies ranging from historical-philosophical analyses to systematic studies in the areas of Aesthetics, Anthropology, Philosophy of the Mind, Social and Political Philosophy. It also included theoretical investigations into the significance of self-reference in Cybernetics, in the most recent progress about Artificial Intelligence and Social Systems.
The final book is manifestly multidisciplinary in character. From the formal perspective, one of the most attractive aspects of the work lies in the balance between the sectorial and synoptic perspectives, particularly because of the rarity of the circumstances in which these works of analytical rigour gave way to hurried “overviews”. The reader will judge for him/herself.