Bios

 

Born in Florence (Italy)  April 1st, 19776078_10151092685828207_1493786499_n

Lives in Bordeaux, France

Degree (BA+MA): Philosophy – University of Pavia (Italy) 2004

PhD: Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity – University of Bergamo (Italy) 2008

 

Current Position:

Post-Doctoral Fellow
ERC IDEM
ImmunoConcEpT LAB
CNRS, University of Bordeaux

 

Research Areas

Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Biology
Theoretical Biology
Epistemology

Contact
leonardo[dot]bich[at]u-bordeaux[dot]fr
leonardo[dot]bich[at]ehu[dot]es

Personal Page at the ImmunoConcEpt Lab

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Previous Positions

Visiting Fellow (2016)
Center for the Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Personal Page at the Center

Associate Researcher and Lecturer (2015-2016)
Biology of Cognition Lab (Laboratorio de Neurobiologia y Biologia del Conocer)
Faculty of Sciences
Universidad de Chile

Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow (2011-2013) and Post-Doctoral Fellow (2014-2015)
IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind and Society
Department of Logic and Philosphy of Science
University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV)
Personal Page at IAS-Research

Research Fellow (2009-2011)
Research Center on the Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity
University of Bergamo

  • "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)

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