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PHYLOGENIC MEMORY

 

 


CALL FOR PAPERS

workshop:   Types of phylogenic memory: the intersecting theories of memetics, morphic fields, semiotics, collective agency, and theatrum mundi 

Brief call [.pdf] 

Position paper [.pdf] 

CONFERENCE

final program: international workshop “phylogenic memory”, Vienna 21. – 24. September 2006

organized by Martin Potschka

in the seminar room of the: Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst Berggasse 17/1 A-1090 Wien Österreich

 

Thursday 21. Sept. 2006 from 18:00 to 21:00

Friday 22. Sept. 2006 from 17:00 to 21:00

Saturday 23. Sept. 2006 from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00

Sunday 24. Sept. 2006 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30

 

Please note that the session hours differ every day!

 

Not all information that is preserved from generation to generation can be reduced to genetics. This conference focuses on one particular other type of memory which is mental and not object based; I propose to call it second phylogenic memory. One of the fundamental principles that makes this new paradigm work is telepathy. We therefore ask in the Saturday morning session: what is the evidence for telepathy and can it be reduced to known physical processes? In the Sunday morning session we then ask: do we deal with a material or an immaterial phenomenon? Incidences to which the new paradigm contributes will be discussed in the remaining sessions: biology and psychotherapy on Friday evening, social and political science as well as cultural studies on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, the evolution of information on Thursday evening. We will also discuss what semiotics can contribute to elaborate this second phylogenic memory. This is by no way an exhaustive list of subjects that are relevant, and it is planned to continue the discussion in the future. It is a principle aim of the workshop to start collect available evidence on the subject across the disciples and to find language to communicate the issues. The workshop starts with a general introduction of the subject on Thursday evening.

 

 

 

Date & Time

Participants

email

title

 

Th 21.9.06  18:00

Martin Potschka,

Vienna, Austria;

martin.potschka@univie.ac.at

 Introduction [.pdf]

 

 

EVOLUTION

 

 

19:00

Susantha Goonatilake

Sri Lanka

susanthag@hotmail.com

“Evolution of Information: Lineages in Genes, Culture and Artefact”

20:00

Hansueli F. Etter

Zürich, Switzerland

sti.jungpsych@mysunrise.ch

Evolution und Synchronizität [.pdf]

 

Fr 22.9.06

BIOLOGY

 

 

17:00

Anton Fürlinger

Hospital Lainz, Vienna, Austria

anton.fuerlinger@wienkav.at

Neurobiological origins of mimetic skills [.pdf]

 

 

PSYCHOANALYSIS

 

 

18:00

Willi Just

Linz, Austria

rewi_just@hotmail.com

Synchronicity and soul stuff [.pdf]

19:00

Martin Potschka,

Vienna, Austria;

martin.potschka@univie.ac.at

 Sigmund Freud on phylogenic memory [.pdf]

20:00

Robert Lippman

Elizabethtown, KY 42702, USA

Robbylippman@aol.com

Freud's Botanical Monograph Screen Memory Revisited [.pdf]

 

Sa 23.9.06

EXTRASENSORY  INFORMATION  TRANSFER

 

 

9:00

Jim Mcclenon and Martin Potschka

Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA

jmmcclenon@mail.ecsu.edu, martin.potschka@univie.ac.at

Evidence for telepathy: The human values studies and experimental designs [.pdf]

10:00

Johanna Sommerfrenzel

Vienna, Austria;

jh.sommer@magnet.at

'Telepathy' - On Transmission and Transference of Unconscious Representations. A Psychoanalytic Approach [.pdf]

11:00

Peter Mulacz

Vienna, Austria

peter.mulacz@parapsychologie.info

Psi Field, Quantum Mechanical Effects -- or somewhat totally different?

12:00

Harald Walach

University of Northampton, UK

harald.walach@northampton.ac.uk

Generalised entanglement - a theoretical model for non-local phenomena in our macroscopic world [.pdf]

 

 

MEMORY AND SOCIETY  I

 

 

15:00

Tibor Szabó

University of Szeged and Lukács Circle of Szeged, Hungary

szabo@jgytf.u-szeged.hu

Collective memory on Lukács [.pdf]

16:00

Sándor Karikó

University of Szeged and Lukács Circle of Szeged, Hungary

kariko@jgytf.u-szeged.hu

Collective memory in Post-Stalinist Societies: guilt and forgiveness in transition [.pdf]

17:00

Alice Dombi and Marianna Joo

Szeged University, Hungary

mariannajoo@freemail.hu

Intercontextuality as a frame of cultural memory [.pdf]

 

Su 24.9.06

MIND  AND  MATTER

 

 

10:00

Werner Gabriel

University of Vienna, Austria

Werner.Gabriel@univie.ac.at

“Idealismus und Materialismus”

11:00

Erwin Marquit

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,  USA

marqu002@umn.edu

Marxism and materialism

 

 

MEMORY AND SOCIETY  II

 

 

14:00

Anita Kasabova

New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

anitakasabova@yahoo.com

Memory traces in 19th Century Philosophy of Psychology: Hering on the role of traces in episodic and phylogenic memory [.pdf]

15:00

Elfriede Bonet

Vienna, Austria

a8408653@unet.univie.ac.at

The natural-cultural-order [.pdf]

16:00

Thomas Kenner

Medical University Graz, Austria

thomas.kenner@kfunigraz.ac.at

The Shadow of memory in the history of universities [.pdf]

17:00

Closing discussion

         
There will be a short coffee break after every lecture. Participants and guests will have the opportunity to socialize for lunch and dinner after the sessions every day. Tables will be reserved at nearby restaurants and announced during the conference.

 


Suplementary Material:

ISSEI 2002 key note lecture [.htm]

(by Martin Potschka; provides some introduction to the theme of the ISSEI 2004 workshop)

  

Innate and Social Characteristics of Language Capacity

 (Chomsky, Searle and beyond) [.pdf]

(by Martin Potschka; introduces a concept related to the 2nd phylogenic system; the paper supplements the detailed instructions)

 

How to Deal with Phylogenic Memory from an (Inter)Semiotic Point of View? [.pdf]

(discussison paper by Jeff Bernard)

Incidence of telepathy [.pdf] 

 (brief report by Martin Potschka)

Sigmund Freud on phylogenic memory [.pdf] 

 (article by Martin Potschka)

Phylogenic Memory: Its Role in Disordered Social Functioning [.pdf] 

 (article by William W. Bostock)

 


 

The 2006 conference in Vienna is a project continuation, the first meeting took place on occasion of the ISSEI 2004 conference. More details about that meeting below:

CONFERENCE

  Registration and Accomodation [.html] 

  Detailed conference program with all workshops and dates [.doc] 

  (updated regularely)

 

  The workshop "Types of phylogenic memory" (chaired by Martin Potschka) 

   will take place on Thursday 5.August 2004, morning and afternoon

  preliminary workshop program:

Participants ISSEI2004 Pamplona

email

Title

Martin Potschka,

Vienna, Austria;

martin.potschka@univie.ac.at

1)      Introduction [.pdf]

2)      Sigmund Freud on phylogenic memory [.pdf]

William W. Bostock,

Univ. of Tasmania, Australia;

bostock@utas.edu.au

Phylogenic Memory: A Social Perspective [.pdf]

August Ruhs,

Univ. Vienna, Austria;

august.ruhs@univie.ac.at

'Telepathy' - On Transmission and Transference of Unconscious Representations. A Psychoanalytic Approach [.pdf]

André Michels

Luxembourg;

55 Avenue de la liberté, L-1931 Luxembourg,

fax: +352-402306

Tradition, memory, historical truth:  about Freud’s Moses

Eliza Slavet,

Univ. California San Diego, USA;

eliza@aya.yale.edu

Unheimliche Übertragung: Freud's Moses and the Fate of Memory [.pdf]

Ivan Mladenov,

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria;

mladenovivan@hotmail.com

Reason Before Reasoning (The Method of Conceptualization Signs from Everyday Life) [.pdf]

Stefan Lutschinger,

Vienna, Austria;

s.lutschinger@digitaldrafts.org

Mnemic Inversions: A Lecture on Aby Warburg’s Cultural Semiotics [.pdf]

Søren Brier Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; sbr.lpf@cbs.dk Cybersemiotics, self-organization, habittaking, emergence and the law of mind [.pdf]

Rajendra Prasad Bajpaj,

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India;

rpbajpai@nehu.ac.in

Implications of Biophotons to Consciousness [.pdf]

 


Illustrations on the subject of theatrum mundi:

 

Title page of: Jean Bodin [1597] Universae naturae theatrum, Frankfurt/M: Wechsel

 

Philander Colutius [1611] Theatrum naturae, Speyer: Matthaeus Buschweiler

 

 

Globe theatre

Robert Fludd [1619] "Ars memoriae", Lib. I, Cap. X, in: Utriusque Cosmi Historia, tomus secundus (On the Microcosm) part II, Oppenheim: John Theodore De Bry, p.55)

 

Emblem book

Jean Jacques Boissard [1596] Theatrum vitae humanae, with engravings by Theodore De Bry, Metz: A. Fabri

 


Links to material by contributing authors:

 

Franz Halberg, Germaine Cornelissen, George Katinas, Elena V. Syutkina, Robert B. Sothern, Rina Zaslavskaya, Julia Halberg, Francine Halberg, Yoshihiko Watanabe and Othild Schwartzkopff [2003] "Transdisciplinary unifying implications of circadian findings in the 1950s", Journal of Circadian Rhythms  1:2.

Thomas Kenner [2006] Memorandum zum Bau eines CAMPUS der Medizin Universität Graz (MUG) August/September 2006   

last update:23.06.06