Contemporary Systems Thinking

Multiplicity and Interdisciplinarity

Essays in Honor of Eliano Pessa

Editors: Minati, Gianfranco (Ed.)

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  • A critical examination of the work of interdisciplinary scholar Eliano Pessa led by his colleagues in the Italian Systems Society
  • Explores his achievements in systems theory, quantum physics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence
  • Presents unique, personal and scientific points of view inspired by the multiplicity and interdisciplinarity of Eliano Pessa
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This book presents the human, cultural, and scientific contributions of professor Eliano Pessa, who recently passed away. His research interests and activities were varied, some of which included quantum physics, cognitive science and psychology, systems science, artificial intelligence, and alpinism. They were never disciplinary-separated issues, but rather some coherent dimensions of his interests in life. He lived and not only practiced interdisciplinarity and multiple dimensions; he considered it unacceptable to do only one thing in life. 
The contributors in this volume consider, discuss, interpret, and represent the multiplicity and interdisciplinarity experienced, lived and applied by Pessa. The chapters are inspired by, rebuild, and retrace such networked interests lived by him from the personal, cultural, and scientific points of view of the authors. This is true interdisciplinarity and usage of non-equivalences, honoring the richness of Pessa's contributions.

About the authors

Gianfranco Minati is founder and president of the Italian Systems Society. He is author, coauthor and editor of several academic publications. His current research interests focus on 1) Modelling Processes of Emergence by using Meta-Structures; 2) the Emerging of a Post-Bertalanffy Systemics; 3) the Dynamic Usage of Models (DYSAM) and Logical Openness; 4) Architecture and Design as the Design of Social Meta-structures to Influence Processes of Emergence in Social Systems; 5) and Prime Numbers Distribution in Number Theory.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Eliano Pessa Tribute to Three Voices

    Pages 1-5

    Bruno, Giordano (et al.)

  • The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Human Interactions

    Pages 7-16

    Abram, Mario R.

  • Interdisciplinary Systems Thinking for a New Scientific Paradigm: Toward a Re-founding of Human Values

    Pages 17-39

    Barile, Sergio (et al.)

  • Autonomous Systems and the Place of Biology Among Sciences. Perspectives for an Epistemology of Complex Systems

    Pages 41-57

    Bich, Leonardo

  • Information from Structure: How Networks Face Biological Complexity

    Pages 59-69

    Giuliani, Alessandro

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiplicity and Interdisciplinarity
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Eliano Pessa
Editors
  • Gianfranco Minati
Series Title
Contemporary Systems Thinking
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71877-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71877-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71876-3
Series ISSN
1568-2846
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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