Kybernetes 29 (7/8):928-942. (2000)
Considers that in ecosystem, landscape and global ecology, an energetics reading of ecological systems is an expression of a cybernetic, systemic and holistic approach. In ecosystem ecology, the Odumian paradigm emphasizes the concept of emergence, but it has not been accompanied by the creation of a method that fully respects the complexity of the objects studied. In landscape ecology, although the emergentist, multi-level, triadic methodology of J.K. Feibleman and D.T. Campbell has gained acceptance, the importance of emergent properties is still undervalued. In global ecology, the Gaia hypothesis is an expression of an organicist metaphor, while the emergentist terminology used is incongruent with the underlying physicalist cybernetics. More generally, an analytico-additional methodology and the reduction of the properties of ecosystems to the laws of physical chemistry render purely formal any assertion about the emergentist and holistic nature of the ecological systems studied.
|Keywords||Cybernetics General living systems theory Emergence Reductionism Odum E.P. Odum H.T. Lovelock J.E. Ecosystem Ecology Global Ecology Landscape Ecology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
“Reductionist Holism”: An Oxymoron or a Philosophical Chimaera of E.P. Odum’s Systems Ecology?Donato Bergandi - 1995 - Ludus Vitalis 3 ((5)):145-180..
Deep Ecology From the Perspective of Environmental Science.Frank B. Golley - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (1):45-55.
Ecological Feminism and Ecosystem Ecology.Karen J. Warren & Jim Cheney - 1991 - Hypatia 6 (1):179 - 197.
Ecosystem Ecology and Metaphysical Ecology: A Case Study.Karen J. Warren & Jim Cheney - 1993 - Environmental Ethics 15 (2):99-116.
Ecology, Environmentalism and System Theory.Chiara Certomà - 2006 - Kybernetes. The International Journal of Systems and Cybernetics 35 (6).
Holism Vs. Reductionism: Do Ecosystem Ecology and Landscape Ecology Clarify the Debate?Donato Bergandi & Patrick Blandin - 1998 - Acta Biotheoretica 46 (3):185-206.
Added to index2009-03-28
Total downloads434 ( #4,425 of 2,132,880 )
Recent downloads (6 months)84 ( #2,031 of 2,132,880 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.