What is truth?

Resuming our line of scientific research into issues of rational and irrational discourse, post truth, and populism (see 2017a, 2017b, 2017c, 2018), the Emergent Systems Group gathered with newly established working groups of the Leibniz-Society of Scholars on “Strukturwandel & Diskurs” (structural change and discourse) and “Spätphilosophie Schellings” (late philosophy of Schelling) following an invitation of the Institute for Design Science Munich. Three days, 27 – 29 September 2019, were devoted to the discussion of contributions to the topic “What is truth”. The researchers met for the second time at Leucorea, the historical university building in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany. The conference language was German.


Besides Rainer E. Zimmermann, GSIS Researchers and/or Members David Braunstein, José María Díaz Nafría, Annette Grathoff, Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Tomáš Sigmund took part.

Braunstein talked about truth from a Luhmannian perspective.

Díaz (second from left) reflected about truth referring to the aims of the glossaLAB project:
Truth or truthfulness in our mapping of reality | pdf

Hofkirchner presented an elaboration of his last year’s talk at Wittenberg:
Zur Konzeptualisierung von Wahrheit aus der Sicht der Praxio-Onto-Epistemologie II | pdf

Sigmund (left) addressed the “flesh” with Paul Ricœur. His talk was another study within the Information Ethics Systems Approaches project framework.


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