A U. S. citizen born in Paris, Joseph E. Brenner studied organic chemistry in the U.S. and Switzerland, followed by a career in the chemical industry. After retirement, he joined the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET, Paris), working with its Director, the theoretical physicist Basarab Nicolescu, who introduced him to the non-standard logic of Stéphane Lupasco. Brenner then published a book, Logic in Reality, and a series of papers to up-date and make this logic available in English. Later, through contacts especially with Pedro Marijuan and Wolfgang Hofkirchner, he began to concentrate on the application of the Lupasco logic to the science and then the philosophy of information. In 2010 he started a fruitful collaboration with Wu Kun, Director of the International Center for the Philosophy of Information at the Xi’An Jiaotong University, Xi’An, China, of which he was appointed Associate Director. Recent work has emphasized Wu’s concepts of the convergence of science and philosophy, under the influence of information. Brenner has also been involved, since its formation in 2011, with the International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI), serving as Vice-President, Transdisciplinary Projects. Also he was elected Member of the UTI Research Group after fruitful co-operation. Brenner’s current interests are in the reconceptualization of natural philosophy and the further application of his logic and philosophy (“Philosophy in Reality”) in the support of the Global Sustainable Information Society. Publications on these topics have appeared recently primarily in the Journals Information and Philosophies.
Dr. habil. in Philosophy in 1991, Professor of Philosophy in 1993. Head of Chair of Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Philosophical Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, since 1997. President of Ukrainian Synergetic Society since 2002.
Participation in international projects: 2001-2004 head of the Kyiv group of the INTAS project Human Strategies in complexity: Philosophical Foundations for a Theory of Evolutionary Systems carried out in conjunction with the UTI Research Group; 2005-2007 member of the Russian and Ukrainian research project Post-non-classical Methodologies: Becoming, Development, Principles, Perspectives; 2008-2010 member of the Russian and Ukrainian research project Post-non-classical Practices in the Changing World.
Research interests: philosophy and methodology of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of synergetics, epistemology, synergetic approach to education.
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