Vol. 7 No. 2 (2014): Formare per metafore. Arte, scienza, natura
Monographica

Funktionskreis e Gestaltkreis: la metafora del circolo nella biologia teoretica

Published December 30, 2014
Keywords
  • functionalism,
  • morphology,
  • Theory of Perception,
  • metaphors in science
How to Cite
Tedesco, S. (2014). Funktionskreis e Gestaltkreis: la metafora del circolo nella biologia teoretica. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 7(2), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-15297

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the use of the circle metaphor within the functionalist perspective by Jakob von Uexküll and the morphological perspective by Viktor von Weizsäcker. Whereas the functionalist theory dissolves the unity of the organism in the multiplicity of functional relationships, Weizsäcker’s morphology recognizes the fundamental unity of the biological act, leading to a new concept of the living organism.

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