CM Literacy Meeting 2014: Presentazione Libro “Ethical Know-How”

Per il Complexity Management Literacy Meeting 2014, Marinella De Simone – Fondatrice e Direttore Scientifico del Complexity Institute, coordinatrice del Francisco Varela Project e docente della Complexity Management Business School del Complexity Institute – ha presentato come Libro Consigliato: Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom, and Cognition, di Francisco Varela Ecco la presentazione di Marinella De Simone al Complexity Management Literacy […]

CM Literacy Meeting 2014 – F. Varela, “Ethical Know-How”

CM Literacy Meeting 2014 – Francisco Varela, Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom, and Cognition Per il Complexity Management Literacy Meeting 2014, Marinella De Simone – Fondatrice e Direttore Scientifico del Complexity Institute, coordinatrice del Francisco Varela Project e della Complexity Management School ed autrice di diversi libri dedicati al Complexity Management – ha scelto di presentare come Libro […]

Francisco Varela Research – Intimate Distances

Francisco Varela Research – Intimate Distances The feeling of existence, in itself, can be characterized as having a double valence too. This is expressed as a tension between two simultaneous dimensions: embodied and decentred. Embodied: on the one hand examining experience always takes us a step closer to what seems more intimate, more pertinent, or […]

Francisco Varela Research – Autopoiesis

Francisco Varela Research – Autopoiesis The aim of the paper is to review critically the notion of autopoiesis as presented by Maturana and Varela. In particular, recognizing that there are difficulties in obtaining a complete and clear picture from the primary literature, an effort is made to present a coherent view – also based on […]

Francisco Varela Research – Some differences between Maturana and Varela’s theory of cognition

Francisco Varela Research – Some differences between Maturana and Varela’s theory of cognition The theory of cognition of Varela and Maturana differs in specific aspects from constructivist theories and so should not be seen or interpreted as another form of constructivism. To encourage the emergence of a discussion on important differences between both theories, this […]

Francisco Varela Research – Emergence and Embodiment

Francisco Varela Research Emergence and Embodiment Emerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics—the study of communication and control systems—was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts. In Emergence and Embodiment, Bruce Clarke and Mark B. N. Hansen focus on cybernetic […]

Francisco Varela Research – From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology

 Francisco Varela Research From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology This paper reviews in detail Francisco Varela’s work on subjectivity and consciousness in the biological sciences. His original approach to this “hard problem” presents a subjectivity that is radically intertwined with its biological and physical roots. It must be understood within the framework of his theory of a concrete, […]

Francisco Varela Research – Beyond Autopoiesis

Francisco Varela Research Beyond Autopoiesis “Francisco Varela’s work is a monumental achievement in 20th century biological and biophilosophical thought. After his early collaboration in neo-cybernetics with Humberto Maturana (“autopoiesis”), Varela made fundamental contributions to immunology (“network theory”), Artificial Life (“cellular automata”), cognitive science (“enaction”), philosophy of mind (“neurophenomenology”), brain studies (“the brainweb”), and East-West dialogue […]

Un “sé privo di sé”: l’identità relazionale

UN SE’ PRIVO DI SE’: L’IDENTITA’ RELAZIONALE “Rinunciando all’illusione di identificarsi con il proprio “io”, rimane una domanda inevasa: come poter mettere a disposizione degli altri il proprio io, se non lo si riconosce? Cosa mi rimane da donare per la costruzione di quella mente collettiva universale che auspichiamo se rinuncio al mio “io”? L’identità […]

Francisco Varela Project

[hr color=”orange” width=”3″ border_width=”3″ ] IL FRANCISCO VARELA PROJECT Avviato nel 2013, il Francisco Varela Project – così intitolato grazie alla cortese autorizzazione della moglie del biologo cileno – ha lo scopo di promuovere lo studio e la applicazione dei fondamenti della teoria della complessità alle relazioni sociali, raccordandosi ai principi del pensiero di Francisco […]

Un possibile dibattito per l’etica

UN POSSIBILE DIBATTITO PER L’ETICA NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI SOCIALI Dario Simoncini, Marinella De Simone in: Etica- Economia – Società. Sistemi sociali ed economici in transizione. Edizioni Universitarie Romane, 2010   A: Che cos’è per noi l’etica nelle organizzazioni complesse?’ Da dove incominceresti per inquadrare il problema? B: La discussione fondamentale, secondo me, è cosa definiamo con ‘etica’; […]