In the 1980s, Susan Carey and Nancy Soya, researchers at MIT, studying children's language, showed that the strong relationships between syntactic and lexical learning, detectable at the age of about two and a half years, would derive from some recurrent "mental structure", so disproving in part the traditional theories of the "linguistic arbitrariness", including the Willard Van Orman Quine's doctrine. Curiously, the new "theory of mind", based on reliable tests, seemed to validate the structural approach just when Structuralism was going to be abandoned because of its abstract determinism. On the other hand, the fact that the natural material was organized as a system of "physical structures", already implicitly confirmed by the classic sciences, became more and more evident from Einstein's theory and the subsequent researches. More or less in the same years, the information technology began to spread widely, and soon the world wide web, with its "information structures" would have further confirmed, in practice, the validity of Structuralism. Following a pattern consistent with the philosophers' Popper and Foucault opinion, we could classify the three mentioned areas, respectively, as the ranks of "thoughts", of "things", and of "representations". Among them, the latter is the most interesting for our purposes, primarily because it can connect the other two domains, secondarily because it also includes the geometrical representation, which is our specific subject.
|Titolo:||Eine Bestatigung: Geometrische Ansatze des aktuellen Strukturalismusdiskurses in der Architektur|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.1 Contributo in Volume|
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