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A duality in recursion to analyse digital society

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posted on 25.10.2018, 18:30 by Paolo Totaro, Domenico Ninno

The concept of Recursion occurs in several contexts: mathematical reasoning (Poincaré), computability theory (Turing, Church), cybernetics (von Foerster), linguistics (Chomsky), epistemology (Cassirer), sociology (Luhmann) and others. It is remarkable that recursion is also emerging as a fundamental key in unraveling biological processes (Maturana, Varela, Damasio, Edelman). We show that there is an isomorphism between biological recursion and all other type of recursions and it is precisely this isomorphism which gives order and therefore meaning to the multiplicity of our experience.

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Coordenadoria de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes)

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paolototaro1@gmail.com

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Brazil

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Higher Education Lecturer

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Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS) - Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL) - Brasil

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