Bich, L. (2012). L’ordine invisibile. Organizzazione, autonomia e complessità del vivente. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Università. (cover here) (table of contents) (introduction)


Bich, L. and Green, S. (2017). Is defining life pointless? Operational definitions at the frontiers of biology. Synthese, doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1397-9. here.

Mossio, M., and Bich, L. (2017). What makes biological organisation teleological? Synthese, 194(4), 1089-1114. here

Bich, L. (2016). Systems and Organizations. Theoretical tools, conceptual distinctions and epistemological implications. In G. Minati, M, Ambram, E. Pessa (eds.), Towards a Post-Bertalanffy Systemics, New York : Springer, 203-209. here.

Bich, L. and Moreno, A. (2016). The role of regulation in the origin and synthetic modelling of minimal cognition. BioSystems, 148, 12-21. here

Bich, L., Mossio, M., Ruiz-Mirazo, K. and Moreno, A. (2016). Biological regulation: controlling the system from within.  Biology & Philosophy, 31(2), 237-265. here

Bich L. (2016) Circularities, Organizations, and Constraints in Biology and Systems Theory. Constructivist Foundations, 12(1), 14–16. Available here

Mossio, M. and Bich, L. (2014). La circularité biologique: concepts et modèles.  In F. Varenne, S. Dutreuil, P. Huneman and M. Silberstein (eds.), Modéliser & simuler. Epistémologies et pratiques de la modélisation et de la simulation (tome 2), Paris : Editions Matériologiques, 137-170. here

Bich, L. and Moreno, A. (2013). Autonomía biológica y las raíces de la cognición. El rol de la regulación en la emergencia de un mundo endógenamente generado. In P. Razeto and R. Ramos (eds.), Autopoiesis. Un Concepto Vivo, Santiago de Chile: Editorial Universitas Nueva Civilización, 75-95. (here)

Mossio, M., Bich, L. and Moreno, A. (2013). Emergence, closure and inter-level causation in biological systems. Erkenntnis, 78(2), 153-178. (here)

Bich, L. and Etxeberria, A. (2013). Systems, Autopoietic. In W. Dubitzky, O. Wolkenhauer, K.-H Cho, & H. Yokota (eds.), Encyclopedia of Systems Biology. New York: Springer 2110-2113. (here)

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2012). Riscoprire la teoria dell’autopoiesi nella caratterizzazione dei sistemi sociali. In I. Licata (ed.), Sistemi, Modelli, Organizzazioni. Management e Complessità. Roma: Corisco, 83-110. (here)

Bich, L. and Arnellos, A. (2012). Autopoiesis, Autonomy and Organizational Biology: Critical Remarks on “Life After Ashby”. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 19(4), 75-103. (here)

Bich, L.  (2012). Stability, regulation, and their role in minimal living systems. In A. Diéguez, V. Claramonte, J. Alcolea Banegas, G. Caponi, A. Etxeberría, P. Lorenzano, A. Marcos, J. Martínez Contreras, A. Rosas (eds.), I Congreso de la Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología (AIFBI), Universitat de Valelcia, pp. 343-350. (here)

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2012). Response to Comments on the Contribution Life, Autonomy and Cognition. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 42(5), 402-403.

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2012). On the emergence of biology from chemistry: a discontinuist perspective from the point of view of stability and regulation. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 42(5), 475-482. (here)

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2012). Life, Autonomy and Cognition: An Organizational Approach to the Definition of the Universal Properties of Life. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 42(5), 389-397.  (here)

Bich, L. (2012). Considerazioni epistemologiche sul cambiamento: discontinuità, emergenza e riorganizzazioni temporali. Riflessioni Sistemiche, 6, 5-17. (here)

Bich, L. (2012). Complex emergence and the living organization: an epistemological framework for biology. Synthese, 185(2), 215-232 (DOI: 10.1007/s11229-010-9722-6). (here)

Bich, L. (2012). Il concetto di  milieu intérieur”: ruolo e implicazioni teoriche in un approccio sistemico allo studio del vivente. In E. Cianci (ed.), Quaderni del CERCO. Epistemologie in Dialogo? Contesti e costruzioni di conoscenze. Rimini: Guaraldi, 179-210. (here)

Bich, L. and Bocchi, G. (2012). Emergent Processes as Generation of Discontinuities. In G. Minati, E. Pessa, M. Abram (eds.) Methods, Models, Simulations and Approaches Towards a General Theory of Change. Singapore: World Scientific, 135-146. (here)

Bich, L. and Mossio, M. (2011). On the Role of Constraints in the Emergence of Biological Organization. Logic and Philosophy of Science, IX (1), 381-388. (here)

Bich, L. (2010). Biological Autonomy and Systemic Integration. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biospheres, 40, 480-484. (here)

Bich, L., Bocchi, G. and Damiano, L., (2010). An Epistemology of Contingency: Chance and Determinism at the Origin of Life. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biospheres, 40, 370-375. (here)

Bich, L. (2009). Downward Causation and Relatedness in Emergent Systems: Epistemological Remarks. In G. Minati, E. Pessa, M. Abram (eds.) Processes of emergence of systems and systemic properties. Towards a general theory of emergence, World Scientific, 591-601. (here)

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2008). Order in the nothing: Autopoiesis and the Organizational Characterization of the Living., Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics – Special Issue 2007 – “Physics of Emergence and Organization”, v. 4, n. 16 (1),  I. Licata e A. Sakaji (eds.), World Scientific, 343-373. (here)

Bich, L. and Damiano, L. (2007). Theoretical and Artificial Construction of the Living: Redefining the Approach from an Autopoietic Point of View. Origins of Life Evolution of the Biospheres, 37, 459-464. (here)

Bich, L. (2006). Autopoiesis and Emergence, in G. Minati, E. Pessa & M. Abram (eds.), Systemics of Emergence. Research and Development, Springer: Berlin, Heildelberg, New York, 281-292. (here)

  • "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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