• Gregory Bateson, nostro maestro (U.T.)

    Parlare di Bateson è una grande responsabilità, si può dire tanto ma si rischia di dire tutto e il contrario di tutto. Mi piacerebbe parlare di Bateson non in senso anestetico, utilizzandolo – come spesso avviene – come una gruccia per le idee più azzardate o per quelle ormai accettate da tutti, quanto citarlo per trasmettere la passione che il…

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The premises of the website

Systemics Voices and paths within complexity

Umberta Telfener, Luca Casadio

Introduction

Ludwig Wittgenstein observed in his Philosophical Investigations (1953, no. 18) that language “can be seen as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, and of houses with additions from various periods; and this surrounded by a multitude of new boroughs with straight, regular streets and uniform houses.” In our view, this analogy also captures the evolution of the various forms of knowledge (collective, individual, family, cultural, aesthetic, religious, etc.) and scientific knowledge in particular, with its “constructions”, interaction with other styles, and landscape. Read More