Segnaliamo la nuova pubblicazione di Saverio Forestiero per la rivista internazionale Theory in Biosciences vol. 141, issue 2 (2022).
Abstract: Contemporary scientific knowledge is built on both methodological and epistemological reductionism. The discovery of the limitations of the reductionist paradigm in the mathematical treatment of certain physical phenomena originated the notion of complexity, both as a pattern and process. After clarifying some very general terms and ideas on biological evolution and biological complexity, the article will tackle to seek to summarize the debate on biological complexity and discuss the difference between complexities of living and inert matter. Some examples of the major successes of mathematics applied to biological problems will follow; the notion of an intrinsic limitation in the application of mathematics to biological complexity as a global, relational, and historical phenomenon at the individual and species level will also be advanced.
L’articolo è disponibile open access sul sito della rivista:
Forestiero, S. The historical nature of biological complexity and the ineffectiveness of the mathematical approach to it. Theory Biosci. 141, 213–231 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12064-022-00369-7