Sara Campanella

Understanding bio-cognitive change. Jean Piaget and the path to epigenetic innovation

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Keywords: Epigenetic; Equilibration; Genetic Epistemology; Innovation; Phenocopy; Piaget.

At the end of the 1960's, the construction of novelty became the central problem addressed by Piaget's genetic epistemology. The "equilibration" in cognitive structures represents a case of self-organisation in open systems inspired by biological processes. Through two theoretical junctions of Piagetian reasoning, i.e. speciation and phenocopy process, this paper aims at focusing on Piaget's constructivism as an unacknowledged source of inspiration for the current understanding of living processes in terms of epigenetic and evolutionary novelty.

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