Forma, función y arquitectura biológica

Una propuesta para clasificar la evolución de la complejidad



Palabras clave:

forma, función , arquitectura biológica, adaptacionismo, evolución


Los conceptos de evolución y cambio evolutivo son a la vez laxos y polisémicos: se aplican a fenómenos muy diferentes y no siempre se definen con precisión. La aplicación extendida del paradigma neo-darwinista clásico, además, suele imponer un esquema adaptacionista al análisis de los hechos evolutivos, en el cual las funciones juegan un papel lógicamente anterior a los rasgos y sus formas. En este artículo proponemos, como etapa previa a la formulación de hipótesis sobre las causas del cambio, un modelo de espacio forma-función que pueda responder a preguntas como cuándo se da un cambio en los rasgos de una arquitectura biológica y de qué tipo son estos cambios. Un modelo de este tipo nos permite ver claramente cuándo se da un cambio en la forma o en la función y qué alcance evolutivo tiene. 


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Saborido, C., & Airoldi, G. (2022). Forma, función y arquitectura biológica: Una propuesta para clasificar la evolución de la complejidad. Cuadernos Filosóficos / Segunda Época, (19).



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