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Gerardo Santana Trujillo

Gerardo Santana Trujillo has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Chile. He studied philosophy, mathematics, Greek, and Romance languages ​​and literature at the University of Basel (Switzerland). His main areas of research are the relation of science and philosophy in ancient Greece and in the present, as well as the study of linguistics and literature. He has no institutional affiliation.

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Magna Mater

This site was born in 2010, thanks to the collaboration of Gerardo Santana Trujillo and Breno Onetto, as a resource for the students of the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia. It was first called Flusser Estudios: La red Flusseriana de Chile (now archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20151011061253/http:/flusserestudios.cl/).
A transcription of the Bochumer Vorlesungen is still available online (80 pages) (https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/view/7204364/kulturkritik-i-flusser-estudios). The site contains among other texts by Vilém Flusser, the transcripts of the Bochumer Vorlesungen of 1991, a series of Spanish translations, a bibliography of his work, as well as five videos (http://www.magmamater.cl/flusser/).

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Las Matemáticas en el Pensamiento de Vilém Flusser

This paper aims to establish the importance of mathematical thinking in the work of Vilém Flusser. For this purpose it highlights the concept of the staircase of abstraction with which the Czech German philosopher finishes by reversing the top of the traditional pyramid of knowledge, we know from Plato and Aristotle. It also assumes an implicit cultural revolution in the refinement of the numerical element in a process of gradual abandonment of the purely alphabetic code, highlighting the new key code within the technological and telematic culture and uses the concepts of game theory, of probability theory and computing to analyze society and culture. Of particular importance is the affirmation of a new kind of imagination, a projective one. Today’s society and culture cannot be understood without resorting to the concepts and results coined and made in the course of developing a type of thinking entirely dominated by the mathematics.

Las Matemáticas (PDF 149.07 KB)

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