• In memoria di Ernst von Glasersfeld (U.T.)

    E’ stato Heinz von Foerster a presentarmi Ernst. Eravamo a St Gallen in Svizzera, era il 1987, ad un convegno con altri epistemologi famosi quali Gordon Pask e Herbert Brun. Quanto Heinz era estroverso, scattante e necessitava di condividere la sua energia con gli altri, tanto Ernst era silenzioso e centrato, attento e introverso. Un uomo elegante, con un italiano…

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Systemics Voices and paths within complexity

Umberta Telfener, Luca Casadio


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