New Epistemological Paper on Change, Discontinuity and Time Re-organization
Published in italian on “Riflessioni Sistemiche” n.6, 2012. On the question of change, discontinuity, and time reorganization from a constructivist and emergentist point of view.
Link to the whole issue: http://www.aiems.eu/6_numero.html
Link to the paper: http://www.aiems.eu/files/bich.pdf
Brief English summary:
This paper aims at dealing with the issue of change from an epistemological perspective, in which a crucial role is played by the notion of emergence. Concepts like contingency, determinism and discontinuity are interpreted as related to models of natural systems, rather than as intrinsic properties of reality. What results is a discontinuous and reticular idea of time and history, which requires a specific heuristic to be implemented.