Dialectical Systems
A Forum in Biology, Ecology and Cognitive Science

In their landmark book, The Dialectical Biologist (1985), Levins and Lewontin put forward an understanding of biological systems as dialectical systems. Such systems are characterized by the codetermination between parts and wholes, as well as between systems and their environments. The aim of this forum is to provide a place where scholars working in biology, cognitive science, ecology, and philosophy thereof, driven by a common interest in exploring the dialectical nature of biological systems, can engage in a constructive interdisciplinary dialogue. Specific emphasis is given to the organicist tradition and to its contemporary expressions.