Jon Umerez

Research InterestsEducationExperiencePublications

Personal info

Position Research Fellow (tenured) at the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
Email jon.umerez AT ehu DOT es
Website http://www.ias-research.net/people/jon_umerez/
Phone +34 943 01 55 37
Address
EHU-UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tolosa hiribidea 70, E-20018 Donostia – San Sebastián

Summary


Jon Umerez

Research interests


  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy and History of Science
  • Complex systems and Artificial Life
  • Biology and Society
  • Public understanding of science

Secondary

  • Systems Science and Cybernetics
  • Bioethics

Education


Doctor in Philosophy 1994 Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)

Philosophy graduate 1985 Universidad Complutense Madrid

Experience


Postdoctoral research fellow 1995-1996 Binghamton University

Publications


2009

Umerez, J. (2009). Where does Pattee’s “how does a molecule become a message?” belong in the history of biosemiotics? Biosemiotics, 2(3), 269–290.

2008

Umerez, J. (2008). Book Review: A Key Conceptual Tool for ALifers. Artificial Life, 14(2), 235–238.
Moreno, A., Etxeberria, A., & Umerez, J. (2008). The autonomy of biological individuals and artificial models. BioSystems, 91(2), 309–319.

2007

Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Umerez, J., & Moreno, A. (2007). Enabling conditions for “open-ended evolution”. Biology & Philosophy, 23(1), 67–85. doi:10.1007/s10539-007-9076-8
Siqueiros, J., & Umerez, J. (2007). Grasping the complexity of living systems through integrative levels and hierarchies. Worldviews, Science and Us: Philosophy and Complexity: University of Liverpool, UK, 11-14 September 2005, 250.

2006

Etxeberria, A., Umerez, J., & Ambrogi, A. (2006). Organismo y organización en la biología teórica?` Vuelta al organicismo 50 años después. Medio siglo de doble hélice. Palma de Mallorca, España: Edicions Universitat de les Illes Balears.

2005

Umerez, J. (2005). Critical assessment of the impact of ELSI programs. Retrieved from http://ishpssb.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/viewabstract_018.html

2001

Umerez, J. (2001). Howard Pattee’s theoretical biology—a radical epistemological stance to approach life, evolution and complexity. Biosystems, 60(1), 159–177.

2000

Moreno, A., & Umerez, J. (2000). Downward causation at the core of living organization. Downward causation: Minds, bodies and matter, 99–117.

1998

Umerez, J. (1998). The evolution of the symbolic domain in living systems and artificial life. In Evolutionary Systems (pp. 377–396). Springer.

1997

Moreno, A., Umerez, J., & Ibañez, J. (1997). Cognition and life: The autonomy of cognition. Brain and Cognition, 34(1), 107–129.

1995

Umerez, J., & Moreno, A. (1995). Origin of life as the first MST—control hierarchies and Interlevel relation. World Futures: Journal of General Evolution, 45(1-4), 139–154.
Umerez, J. (1995). Semantic Closure: a guiding notion to ground Artificial Life. In Advances in artificial life (pp. 77–94). Springer.

1994

Umerez, J. (1994). Jerarquías Autónomas.-Un estudio sobre el origen y la naturaleza de los procesos de control y de formación de niveles en sistemas naturales complejos. Ph. D. Dissertation, University of the Basque Country.
Moreno, A., Etxeberria, A., & Umerez, J. (1994). Universality without matter. In Artificial Life IV (pp. 406–410).

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