Multiple, connective intellection : the condition for invention

Show simple item record De Beer, C.S. (Fanie) 2015-12-08T07:29:29Z 2015-12-08T07:29:29Z 2015-11
dc.description.abstract Since this article involves invention, the conditions for inventiveness become the issue: assuming multiple reality; thinking in a special way; transgressing boundaries; acknowledging networks (in the terms of Michel Serres: communication, transduction, interference, distribution, passages between the sciences. There are, however, misplaced expectations: technology should work wonders in this regard while forgetting that humans, redefined though, remain the key to establish connections and networks between people, paradigms, disciplines, sciences and technologies. Against this background, Michel Serres’s emphasis on invention and “thinking as invention” and his a-critical anti-method – ‘connective, multiple intellection’ which is a special kind of thought – are desperately needed. Guattari’s articulation of the three ecologies and the ecosophic views he developed in this regard provides a significant amplification of the approach of ‘multiple connective intellection’. These insights can be enlightened and strongly driven home through the views of Latour with an anthropological and socio-dynamic perspective on the scientific endeavour with the articulation of the actor-network theory inherited from Serres. The thoughtful beyond-methodology of Edgar Morin with his strong noological position as the ultimate condition for inventiveness, and Gregory Ulmer with his special emphasis on invention and inventiveness, especially with the help and assistance of electronic means (video and internet), and with his work with the architect Bernard Tschumi on invention and inventiveness, are of special significance in the sphere of inventiveness, the real and final guarantee for a spirited re-enchantment of the world as well as the final demonstration that the battle for intelligence as opposed to ignorance, stupidity and barbarism can be fought with great hope to succeed. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation DeBeer, CS 2015, 'Multiple, connective intellection : the condition for invention', TD The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 123-140. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject A-critical approach en_ZA
dc.subject Actor-network theory en_ZA
dc.subject Beyond-metod en_ZA
dc.subject Complexity en_ZA
dc.subject Ecosophy en_ZA
dc.subject Euretic conditions en_ZA
dc.subject Invention en_ZA
dc.subject Multiple connective intellection en_ZA
dc.subject Routes to invention en_ZA
dc.subject Sets of conditions for invention en_ZA
dc.title Multiple, connective intellection : the condition for invention en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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