The Challenge of Complexity

  • Massimo Negrotti
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 4)


One of the most important conclusions that we reach using the theory of naturoids is that, given any exemplar, its faithful and overall reproduction is hindered, first of all, by the impossibility of describing it fully and faithfully. This insurmountable obstacle, as we have seen, is a result of the selective character of our observation: we cannot consider and describe any kind of object by simultaneously taking into account all the observation levels available and, even less likely, all the possible levels, of course. However, this is precisely what we must do, though ideally, for a complete reproduction of the exemplar.


Silica Shell Artificial Organ Human Intelligence Observation Level Biological Synthesis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DISC-LCA, Lab for the Culture of the ArtificialUniversità di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’UrbinoItaly

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