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The Organization of the Living – A Theory of the Living Organization

Humberto Maturana. My purpose in this article is to present a theory of the organization of living systems as autonomous entities, and a theory of the organization of the nervous system as a closed network of interacting neurons structurally coupled … Continue reading

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The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System Model for Organizations

This paper proposes a new model for organizations that live in a dynamic, complex environment. The model proposes to represent a new theory of the organization, one that starts with the fact that organizations are not metaphors of living systems … Continue reading

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Cultural Psychology: from Atomistic to Self-organizing Living Systems

An epistemological foundation for cultural psychology is essential to neuro- and behavioural sciences for the challenge psychological sciences must currently face: searching for an explanation of how a brain can become a mind and how individuals assign a sense to … Continue reading

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L’ordine invisibile: Organizzazione, autonomia e complessità del vivente

Che cos’è il vivente e cosa lo differenzia da un sistema fisico o da un artefatto? Ripartire dalla domanda fondamentale della biologia, troppo spesso ignorata, significa ripensarne i fondamenti teorici ed epistemologici. Significa affrontare i grandi temi del confine tra … Continue reading

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Biosphere, Homosphere, and Robosphere

The biosphere is a history of autonomous living systems. It is a history of transformations in the conservation of living. In the biosphere what is conserved is living, with changes in the forms of living, that is various living systems. … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking: Ancient Maya’s Evolution of Consciousness and Contemporary Systems Thinking

Systems thinking as a modern approach for problem solving was revived after WWII even though it had been an ancient philosophy. We can track systems thinking back to antiquity. Differentiated from Western rationalist traditions of philosophy, C. West Churchman often … Continue reading

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