Constraints and Possibilities: The Evolution of Knowledge and Knowledge of Evolution

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Taylor & Francis, 1994 - Science - 159 pages
Originally published in the Italian,Constraints and Possibilitieshas caused a considerable stir in Europe and has already been translated into several languages. In what noted cyberneticist Heinz von Foerster called a stroke of genius, Ceruti applies a new perspective to our understanding of evolution, and startlingly outlines how the evolution of our knowledge and our knowledge of evolution have in fact been mirror images of each other. Expanding on the intellectual tradition of Gregory Bateson, Ervin Laszlo, Stephen Jay Gould, and Niles Eldredge, Ceruti's work is a testament to the paradigm shift occurring in science today. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in the evolution of our conception of knowledge.
 

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Contents

The Ambivalence of Modernity
1
Experimental Epistemology and Genetic
39
Autonomy
73
Bibliography
143
General Index
153
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