Friday December 5th, 2003, 8:30pm-10pm
Saturday December 6th, 2003, 10am-5pm
Sunday December 7th, 2003, 10am-5pm
c/o J. Klingbeil
25, rue Gabrielle d'Estrées
91830 Le Coudray-Montceaux
Phone: +33 (0)1 188.8.131.52
|Using RER train line D (50 mn from Paris, 20 mn from Melun)
||Using highway A6 (30mn from "Porte d'Orléans" or "Porte d'Italie")
- from Paris, train stations "Gare du Nord", "Chatelet" or "Gare de Lyon", take a
suburban train in the direction Melun via Corbeil (careful: some trains go to Melun
via Combs-la-Ville and others are direct to Melun),
- from Melun, take a suburban train in the direction of Paris via Corbeil (careful:
some trains go to Paris via Combs-la-Ville and other are direct to Paris),
- get off the train at "Coudray-Montceaux" station,
- coming from Paris, cross the railway lines using the underground passage
and follow the way on the map.
- from Paris, take the highway A6 in the direction of Evry-Lyon, leaving it at
exit 11, Coudray-Montceaux/Auvernaux, turn to the left after the traffic lights,
at the roundabout take in front into G. d'Estrées street.
- from Lyon, take the highway A6 in the direction of Paris, leaving it at exit
"Corbeil Sud", and to the right, then take road N7 to the right to
Coudray-Montceaux, at the roundabout, turn left into G. d'Estrées street.
Local hotels, not included in seminar fee.
Hotel Mercure (***)
Saturday and Sunday lunch, not included in seminar fee.
These seminars allow an improvement of our usual perceptions habits, of our
attitudes and orientations, with the presentation and a first practice of the
main tools of general semantics. They are especially convenient for those who
cannot afford to be away from the office on working days. Workshops and exercises,
individual as well as collective, have been so devised that no prerequisite
knowledge is necessary. The order and importance given to the different parts
can vary according to personal interests of participants.
- How we give meanings to our perceptions.
- How we give meanings to the words we use about our perceptions.
- False problems: how we create them, how to avoid them.
- Natural order of evaluation: how to organise our judgment by discriminating
between 'facts', 'objects', words, words about words, etc.
- Observations and inferences: how to differentiate what can be perceived from
what can only be supposed.
- Our premises: how to get rid of limitations fostered by the still prevailing
Aristotelian-Cartesian 'logic' system, to enlarge the bases of our
Awareness of the futility of creativity 'techniques' if there has not
been a previous:
- Inspection of how our formulation of a problem (personal or professional)
predetermines the very form of a solution.
- Inspection of self-imposed unconscious restrictions that limit our freedom
- Inspection of self-imposed 'rules', 'principles',
'theories', etc. that can prevent our natural creativity to grow.
- Learning to learn: exercises to relax the handling of categories, whose rigidity often prevents the layman from
seeing things anew.
- Inspection of the usual premise that 'knowledge' can be transmitted
like a ball.
- Exercises to get rid of (unconscious) absolutist attitudes in order to ease
our adjustment and broaden our learning and innovating potential.
- Techniques to enhance precision in verbal communications.
- Multiordinality: inspection of how the meaning of our formulations changes
with the level of generality; increase the awareness of these differences in
levels in what we say and in what we are told.
- Awareness of non-verbal dimensions of communication.
- Meanings and non-sense: how to recognise those questions that can have an
answer and eliminate noise.
© ESGS, 2003.