Fulvio Mazzocchi

keywords: epistemology; philosophy of complexity; knowledge organization


I am involved in investigating complexity theory from a philosophical viewpoint. In particular, I am concerned with the epistemology of complexity and constructivism. My research also focuses on analyzing complexity as a new possible paradigm, especially with respect to the reductionism-holism debate (e.g. in the biological field).
Besides, I am interested in studying the philosophical and theoretical foundations of knowledge organization. I have participated in many projects concerning the construction and development of knowledge organization systems (KOS), such as thesauri.