Essays on Philosophy, Psychology and Education
Nyíri, Kristóf (Hg)
2003, 272 S, Kt, (Passagen)
The potential of mobile communication for enhancing collaborative learning, and generally the changing nature of knowledge in the network age, make it inevitable that old philosophical problems become formulated in a new light. The problem of the unity of knowledge becomes once again a topical issue. Mobile learning - situationdependent knowledge - by its nature transcends disciplines. Its elements are linked to each other not just by texts, but also by diagrams, pictures, and maps. Many scientific activities today, too, are associated primarily not with printed texts, but with large multimedia databases. The problems of database integration and of multimedia search become central questions of the epistemology of the 21st century.
|Kristóf Nyíri has published widely on Wittgenstein, Austrian intellectual history, and the philosophy of communication. He directs the interdisciplinary program Communications in the 21st Century, conducted jointly by the Institute for Philosophical Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Westel Mobile Telecommunications in Budapest.|