Symposiums et colloques

For an international transdisciplinary chair

MARCH 21-25, 2024 |  ONLINE SYMPOSIUM  |  EN

Organised by Mariana Thieriot-Loisel, Leonardo Silva Guimarães Martins da Costa,Cristina Popa Tache and Hubert Landier.

PROGRAM: Trailer video. Download (PDF)

PROCEEDINGS: Go to the Adjuris Website to download whole AI-book.pdf (12 Mb) or one of the 14 presentations — published under Creative Commons license by ADJURIS – International Academic Publisher, Bucharest, Paris, Calgary, ISBN: 978-606-95862-7-3 (E-Book).

PRESENTATION: The Modern Age, since the 18th century Enlightenment or Age of Reason, has promoted advances in technoscience and material quality of life, but a spiral cycle has been created in which the hypertrophy of logic and analysis does not solve the complexity of human phenomena. A more comprehensive understanding of ancient philosophies and traditions has been lost. READ MORE…

Understanding has been reduced to knowledge or binary logic, fractioned by narrow analytical and scientific views of reality. Many human sciences borrowed such rationalist models from the hard sciences in a reductionist approach of merely mechanistic or biological-environmental views, which can´t be applied effectively to complex human phenomena. In the 21st century the Western mainstream paradigms can no longer deal with the level of uncertainties, conflicts, polarization, and ideologization in which the West finds itself, the result of a binary worldview that has its explanations in the Western culture itself, focused on causality, which does not consider the various interactions in dualities, like the subject-object and conscious-unconscious at intertwined levels, as is clear from Jung´s Analytical Psychology and Modern Physics. However, the most important transdisciplinary duality is the dialogue between culture and technoscience for problem solving in organizations and civil society. Through epistemic ways, culture can be seen as the interaction of tradition (religion included), philosophy, and art. Technoscience, in turn, is the dialogue between technology and science. So, we need to develop a TD chair in order to provoke a cultural transformation, a paradigm shift from a dominant scientist and dogmatic view focused on binary logic to a transdisciplinary approach focused on the dialogue between culture and technoscience for concrete problem solving in the complex issues of civil society. Nowadays there are some formal approaches of TD worldwide. The Romanian Nicolescu´s is the most well-known through our organization CIRET, established in 1987. The holistic TD from Brazilian UNIPAZ, also established in 1987 is a complementary view, the scientific TD approach of Zurich, and HPTD-M as an integration of Brazilian TD with other approaches.

to see the four questions made for discussion
  1. What is the TD culture?
  2. Is Technoscience a necessary dialogue between technology and science?
  3. How can we mediate conflicts with TD?
  4. What should the TD Chair explore basically?


Day 1, March 21

2:52 – Florent Pasquier (France)
16:00 – Éric Carrey (France)
39:00 – Hubert Landier (France)
50:41 – Leonardo da S. G. Martins da Costa (Brazil)
1:10:29 – Peter J Whitehouse (Canada – USA)
1:23:00 – Cristina Elena Popa Tache (Romania)
1:34:34 – Vladimir Mokiy (Russia)
1:49:33 – Philippe Nicolas (France)
2:06:48 – Panel and Conclusion

Day 2, March 22

1:40 – Florent Pasquier (France)
17:20 – Thomas De Konink (Canada)
29:25 – Marc-Williams Debono (France)
43:37 – Ana Cecilia Espinosa Martínez (Mexico)
1:04:04 – Domingo Adame (Mexico)
1:31:56 – Hannah Gooding (United Kingdom)
1:53:24 – Debora Santille (Brazil)
2:41:15 – Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu (Nigeria)
3:00:15 – Conclusion (Pascale Maestu, France; Samuel Pinheiro, Brazil)

Day 2, March 22

3:33 – Mariana Thieriot Loisel (Canada)
30:01 – Pascale Maestu (France)
45:40 – Samuel Pinheiro (Brazil)
1:00:52 – Panel and conclusion

2024-03-27 | BILLET | FR

Please read a post Mariana Thieriot published following the event and leave us a comment.


Artificial intelligence and human mediations


Coordinated by Florent Pasquier, president of CIRET, organised by Mariana Thieriot-Loisel, Leonardo Silva Guimarães Martins da Costa, in collaboration with the brazilian center CETRANS (Centro de Educação transdisciplinar)

PROGRAM: Download (PDF)

DELAYED VIEWING (Vimeo):Day 1, Nov. 21Day 2, Now. 22

PROCEEDINGS: Download AI-book.pdf (13.5 Mb) — published under Creative Commons license in the peer-reviewed journal Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science (TJES), Atlas Publishing (Academy of Transdisciplinary Learning & Advanced Studies), USA, ISSN 1949-0569.

PRESENTATION: CIRET has created the research group AI, Economy, and Human Mediation, inspired by Hubert Landier, to highlight the need for ethical dialogue in the age of digital technology and binary logic. Francisco Varela pointed out that cognition can take place in the field of the computer, without recourse to consciousness. Yet human decision-making cannot be the result of cognition alone and requires interaction between cog-nition and consciousness. The rationalist and reductionist models borrowed from the hard sciences have shown a mechanistic vision of AI, which cannot be applied to complex human phenom-ena in a grey zone. In this grey zone of mediation, conciliation, and repair, we need the dialectical process between consciousness and cognition. In this context, the proposal of mediating leaders and managers appears to be a possible ethical alternative for demon-strating that consciousness is beyond the efficient binary logic of the comput-er (doing things right). Humans must remain responsible for the effective decision-making process (doing the right thing): This will help us to solve problems in theory and practice. We therefore need an emerging global wis-dom, as a result of our common re-search about AI, Economy, and Human Mediation, that appeals to human consciousness at all levels of reality.


Mirella Tarmure Vadean, member of CIRET and one of the contributors in the symposium, was interviewd by the bimonthly bulletin Accent Montréal intended for the Montreal and area Romanian community. Read online.