Second Bordeaux-San Sebastian Workshop on Philosophy of Biology (Bordeaux, April 10-11, 2017)

  Second Bordeaux-San Sebastian Workshop on Philosophy of Biology: “Biological Identity: Robustness, Organisation, and the Microbiota” (Bordeaux, April 10-11, 2017) Organizers: Leonardo Bich, Arantza Etxeberria, Thomas Pradeu Full Program and Abstracts here   MONDAY APRIL 10 La Victoire – Salle des séminaires 14:00 – 14:15 Opening Session 1 Chair: Lynn Chiu 14:15 – 15.15  William … Continue reading

First Bordeaux-San Sebastian Workshop on Philosophy of Biology (San Sebastian, October 20-21 2016)

FIRST BORDEAUX-SAN SEBASTIAN WORKSHOP ON PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY PROGRAM Full program and abstracts Flyer THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 14:00 – 14:15 Opening Session 1 Chair: Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo 14:15 – 15.15 Some reflections on the concept of Functional Integration (Alvaro Moreno, IAS-Universidad del País Vasco) 15:15 – 16:15 The immune system and the unification of the organism  (Thomas Pradeu ImmunoConcEpT, CNRS, University of … Continue reading

Talk by Alvaro Moreno “La individualidad biologica en los sistemas multicelulares” 15 de Diciembre 2015 a las 13, Observatorio de Bioetica y Derecho UDD, Campus Las Condes AU102

Talk by Alvaro Moreno “Los fundamentos materiales de la organizacion biologica: autopoiesis y termodinamica” 14 December 2015 16:00. Auditorio Prof. Herman Niemeyer, Universidad de Chile

Talk by Stuart Kauffman – Beyond Reductionism: A Creative Biosphere and Life, 11 November 2015 16.30, Universidad de Chile, Sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Matematica

IAS-IHPST Workshop: Boundaries and Levels of Biological Organization (1-2 July 2014)

for more information see:         IAS-IHPST WORKSHOP BOUNDARIES AND LEVELS OF BIOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION   The IAS-Research Centre for Life Mind and Society of the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV) in collaboration with the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST) of the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne … Continue reading

SIMPOSIO AUTOPOIESIS 40 AÑOS. UN CONCEPTO VIVO. (25-29 noviembre 2013, Santiago, Chile)

Conference organized by the Instituto de Filosofia y Ciencia de la Complejidad de Santiago, Chile ( Hace 40 años apareció la primera publicación en que se habló de Autopoiesis. Creado por los biólogos chilenos Humberto Maturana y Francisco Varela en 1973, “Autopoiesis” es un concepto con un impacto intelectual mundial de tal … Continue reading

CFP – “Synthetic Modeling of Life and Cognition: Open Questions” (SMLC 2013) – 12-14.09.2013, Bergamo, Italy

Call for Papers Workshop “Synthetic Modeling of Life and Cognition: Open Questions” (SMLC 2013) 12-14th September 2013, University of Bergamo, Italy Organizers: Luisa Damiano (University of Bergamo) & Vincent C. Müller (Anatolia College/ACT & University of Oxford) Website: In recent decades researchers in various scientific domains have been working intensely on procedures directed to exploring … Continue reading

  • "To say that a system is complex […] is to say that we can describe the same system in a variety of distinct ways […]. Therefore a system is simple to the extent that a single description suffices to account for our interaction with the system; it is complex to the extent that it fails to be true." (Robert Rosen, 1978)
  • “Complexity is not an intrinsic property of a system nor of a system description. Rather, it arises from the number of ways in which we are able to interact with the system. Thus, complexity is a function not only of the system’s interactive capabilities, but of our own”
    (Robert Rosen, 1985)