SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.24 número3Modelización y mapeo estacional del índice de área foliar en un bosque tropical seco usando imágenes de satélite de alta resolución índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • No hay artículos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Madera y bosques

versión On-line ISSN 2448-7597versión impresa ISSN 1405-0471


MORANDIN AHUERMA, Indra; CONTRERAS-HERNANDEZ, Armando; AYALA ORTIZ, Dante Ariel  y  PEREZ-MAQUEO, Octavio. Complexity and transdiscipline: epistemologies for sustainability. Madera bosques [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.3, e2431673.  Epub 11-Dic-2018. ISSN 2448-7597.

This work constitutes a theoretical revision of contributions of several areas of knowledge throughout the last century to date, among others: natural sciences, social sciences, philosophy, economic critique and international politics, to make evident coincidences between people trying to solve the socio-environmental problems that afflict humanity, closely related to quality of life and well-being. The paper analyzes the academic debate of sustainability concept, which is explained as the way that each social group has built a cultural system around the relation with nature, and argues in favor of recognizing that human life, society and, therefore, its economy as a human subsystem, are completely dependent on maintaining cycles and balances on planet Earth. Human social systems fit the profile of a living system, an autopoietic system as a structural and functional coupling of autopoietic units, dynamic and unstable, going to an unpredictable future. Considerations are offered from the complexity and transdisciplinarity to overcome apparent contradictions in fundamental dogmas and epistemology. Dialogue of knowledge brings out new qualities and possibility to include other areas of culture, such as art, religion, politics, economics and business. It seeks to harmonize criteria for cultural transformation needed to confront the global crisis that human kind are currently facing. We conclude that the dynamic human knowledge system offers opportunities to overcome the current limitations we face in designing and implementing a new vision on sustainable socio-ecological cultural system through space and time, within Earth life support and with culture as an interface between ecosystems and human beings.

Palabras llave : buen vivir (well being); complexity; quality of life; sustainability; sustainable development; transdisciplinarity.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )