Dans le cadre des Conférences de l’IMM et à l'invitation du séminaire « De l'ethnographie aux ethnométhodes : l'ethnométhodologie et l'analyse de l'ordre social situé » organisé par Michel Barthélémy, Laurent Camus, Baudouin Dupret, BarbaraOlszewska, Julia Velkovska, Ken Liberman, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon, Hans Christian Anderson Visiting Professor, Suddansk Universitet interviendra sur le thème : « The Local Organization of Formal Reasoning in Tibetan Philosophical Debating » le 12 juin 2015, de 14h à 17h, salle Jean-Pierre Vernant, 8ème étage 190 Avenue de France 75013 Paris.
Logical forms, while having universal pertinence, are at the same time local forms of social organization, and philosophy as we know it owes some of its character to its being able to provide an orderliness that can manage the intersubjective thinking of philosophers who collaborate with each other. Even while formal analysis helps us to think, simultaneously it limits what we can think. The formal logical apparatus that we introduce to provide caution and comprehensive scope can so captivate the reflecting that parties become caught up inside the formal structures, a phenomenon that sometimes goes by the name of sophistry.
The structures that facilitate clear communication between collaborating philosophers get reified, in part
because that is what is required for the stability of any social orderliness, but the result may be that our
scope becomes limited instead of expanded.