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  1. Autopoiesis, biological autonomy and the process view of life.Anne Sophie Meincke - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (1):5.
    In recent years, an increasing number of theoretical biologists and philosophers of biology have been opposing reductionist research agendas by appealing to the concept of biological autonomy which draws on the older concept of autopoiesis. In my paper, I investigate some of the ontological implications of this approach. The emphasis on autonomy and autopoiesis, together with the associated idea of organisational closure, might evoke the impression that organisms are to be categorised ontologically as substances: ontologically independent, well-individuated, discrete (...)
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    Autopoiesis, Adaptivity, Teleology, Agency.Ezequiel A. Di Paolo - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (4):429-452.
    A proposal for the biological grounding of intrinsic teleology and sense-making through the theory of autopoiesis is critically evaluated. Autopoiesis provides a systemic lan- guage for speaking about intrinsic teleology but its original formulation needs to be elaborated further in order to explain sense-making. This is done by introducing adaptivity, a many-layered property that allows organisms to regulate themselves with respect to their conditions of via- bility. Adaptivity leads to more articulated concepts of behaviour, agency, sense-construction, health, and (...)
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  3. Autopoiesis, free energy, and the life–mind continuity thesis.Michael D. Kirchhoff - 2018 - Synthese 195 (6):2519-2540.
    The life–mind continuity thesis is difficult to study, especially because the relation between life and mind is not yet fully understood, and given that there is still no consensus view neither on what qualifies as life nor on what defines mind. Rather than taking up the much more difficult task of addressing the many different ways of explaining how life relates to mind, and vice versa, this paper considers two influential accounts addressing how best to understand the life–mind continuity thesis: (...)
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    Critical Autopoiesis and the Materiality of Law.Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos - 2014 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 27 (2):389-418.
    Autopoietic theory is increasingly seen as a candidate for a radical theory of law, both in relation to its theoretical credentials and its relevance in terms of new and emerging forms of law. An aspect of the theory that has remained less developed, however, is its material side, and more concretely the theory’s accommodation of bodies, space, objects and their claim to legal agency. The present article reads Luhmann’s theory of autopoietic systems in a radical and material manner, linking it (...)
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  5. Autopoiesis, adaptivity, teleology, agency.Ezequiel A. Di Paolo - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (4):429-452.
    A proposal for the biological grounding of intrinsic teleology and sense-making through the theory of autopoiesis is critically evaluated. Autopoiesis provides a systemic language for speaking about intrinsic teleology but its original formulation needs to be elaborated further in order to explain sense-making. This is done by introducing adaptivity, a many-layered property that allows organisms to regulate themselves with respect to their conditions of viability. Adaptivity leads to more articulated concepts of behaviour, agency, sense-construction, health, and temporality than (...)
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  6. Autopoiesis, Autonomy and Organizational Biology: Critical Remarks on “Life After Ashby”.Leonardo Bich & Argyris Arnellos - 2012 - Cybernetics and Human Knowing 19 (4):75-103.
    In this paper we criticize the “Ashbyan interpretation” (Froese & Stewart, 2010) of autopoietic theory by showing that Ashby’s framework and the autopoietic one are based on distinct, often incompatible, assumptions and that they aim at addressing different issues. We also suggest that in order to better understand autopoiesis and its implications, a different and wider set of theoretical contributions, developed previously or at the time autopoiesis was formulated, needs to be taken into consideration: among the others, the (...)
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    Autopoiesis of Constructive Artificial Intelligence and the Possibility of Ethical Symbiosis with Humanity. 최일규 - 2019 - Journal of the Daedong Philosophical Association 87:237-256.
    본 논문의 목적은 현대 사회에서 과학기술 발전의 상징인 인공지능의 사회적 참여와 행 위성을 마뚜라나, 바렐라, 그리고 루만의 오토포이에시스 이론에 기초해서 고찰함으로써 인 간과 기술 공학적 인공물들과의 윤리적 공생 가능성에 대한 이론적 토대를 제공하고자 하는 것이다. 구성정 인공지능은 자율적으로 생각하는 지성적 기계를 구현하기 위해서 생명, 몸, 마음과 같은 존재론적 개념들과 그것의 특징들이 연구에 반영되어야 한다는 입장이다. 오토포이에시스 이론에 따르면 인식되어야 할 객관적인 세계가 이미 주어져 있는 것이 아니라 앎의 과정에서 세계와 인식행위자가 함께 구성된다. 그리고 자기생성체계는 재귀 적이며 성찰적인 과정을 통해 구성원들이 (...)
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    Autopoiesis: eine Theorie im Brennpunkt der Kritik.Hans Rudi Fischer (ed.) - 1991 - Carl-Auer-Systeme.
    Autopoiesis oder Autopoiese (altgriech. autos „selbst“ und poiein „schaffen, bauen“) ist der Prozess der Selbsterschaffung und -erhaltung eines Systems. In der Biologie stellt das Konzept der Autopoiesis einen Versuch dar, das charakteristische Organisationsmerkmal von Lebewesen oder lebenden Systemen mit den Mitteln der Systemtheorie zu definieren. Der vom chilenischen Neurobiologen Humberto Maturana geprägte Begriff wurde in der Folge seiner Veröffentlichungen aufgebrochen und für verschiedene andere Gebiete wissenschaftlichen Schaffens abgewandelt und fruchtbar gemacht.
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    Autopoiesis, biological autonomy and the process view of life.Anne Sophie Meincke - 2018 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (1):1-16.
    In recent years, an increasing number of theoretical biologists and philosophers of biology have been opposing reductionist research agendas by appealing to the concept of biological autonomy which draws on the older concept of autopoiesis. In my paper, I investigate some of the ontological implications of this approach. The emphasis on autonomy and autopoiesis, together with the associated idea of organisational closure, might evoke the impression that organisms are to be categorised ontologically as substances: ontologically independent, well-individuated, discrete (...)
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    Autopoiesis and Darwinism.Jorge M. Escobar - 2012 - Synthese 185 (1):53-72.
    The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical approach to the theory of autopoiesis in order to see how it challenges mainstream Darwinism. In the first part of the paper, I characterize Darwinism from the concepts of natural selection, heredity, reproduction, and evolution. This characterization is absolutely schematic, and I hope not controversial at all, since my aim is to provide a general background for the discussion of the rest of the paper. The second part presents the (...)
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    Autopoiesis, communication, and society: the theory of autopoietic systems in the social sciences.Frank Benseler, Peter M. Hejl & Wolfram K. Köck (eds.) - 1980 - New York: Campus.
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    Autopoiesis in organization theory and practice.Rodrigo Magalhães & Ron Sanchez (eds.) - 2009 - United Kingdom: Emerald.
    Considers the potential of autopoiesis theory to provide an alternate unifying framework for the study of organizations as systems and of organizational phenomena as emergent phenomena. This title includes papers that integrate open systems theory with the pioneering work of Maturana and Varela (1980, 1992) on autopoiesis in biological systems.
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  13. Autopoiesis, structural coupling and cognition.Humberto Maturana - manuscript
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    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: We agree on the need to explore a concept of social autopoiesis that goes beyond a strictly human-centered concept of social systems as autopoietic communicative systems. But both Hugo Urrestarazu and Niklas Luhmann neglect the importance of semiosis in understanding communication, and this has important implications for the question of a more general approach to social systems.
     
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  15. The Autopoiesis of Social Systems and its Criticisms.H. Cadenas & M. Arnold - 2015 - Constructivist Foundations 10 (2):169-176.
    Context: Although the theory of autopoietic systems was originally formulated to explain the phenomenon of life from an operational and temporal perspective, sociologist Niklas Luhmann incorporated it later within his theory of social systems. Due to this adoption, there have been several discussions regarding the applicability of this concept beyond its biological origins. Problem: This article addresses the conception of Luhman’s autopoietic social systems, and confronts this vision with criticism both of the original authors of the concept of autopoiesis (...)
     
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    Safe/Moral Autopoiesis and Consciousness.Mark R. Waser - 2013 - International Journal of Machine Consciousness 5 (1):59-74.
    Artificial intelligence, the "science and engineering of intelligent machines", still has yet to create even a simple "Advice Taker" [McCarthy, 1959]. We have previously argued [Waser, 2011] that this is because researchers are focused on problem-solving or the rigorous analysis of intelligence (or arguments about consciousness) rather than the creation of a "self" that can "learn" to be intelligent. Therefore, following expert advice on the nature of self [Llinas, 2001; Hofstadter, 2007; Damasio, 2010], we embarked upon an effort to design (...)
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  17. Beyond autopoiesis: Inflections of emergence and politics in the work of francisco Varela.John Protevi - manuscript
    Francisco Varela’s work is a monumental achievement in 20th century biological and biophilosophical thought. After his early collaboration in neo-cybernetics with Humberto Maturana (“autopoiesis”), Varela made fundamental contributions to immunology (“network theory”), Artificial Life (“cellular automata”), cognitive science (“enaction”), philosophy of mind (“neurophenomenology”), brain studies (“the brainweb”), and East- West dialogue (the Mind and Life conferences). In the course of his career, Varela influenced many important collaborators and interlocutors, formed a generation of excellent students, and touched the lives of (...)
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    Autopoiesis: Less than Self‐Constitution, More than Self‐Organization: Reply to Gilkey, Mcclelland and Deltete, and Brun.Niels Henrik Gregersen - 1999 - Zygon 34 (1):117-138.
    Replying to the variegated responses by theologian Langdon Gilkey, philosophers Richard McClelland and Robert Deltete, and biologist Rudolf B. Brun, I emphasize three elements of my theological use of autopoietic theory: (1) Autopoietic systems are less than self‐constitutive, since they do not create themselves from scratch, but more than self‐organizing, since they are capable of producing new elements inside the local system. Correspondingly, the theological importance of autopoietic theory is not found within the doctrine of a creation out of nothing (...)
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  19. Life and mind: From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology. A tribute to francisco Varela.Evan Thompson - 2004 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (4):381-398.
    This talk, delivered at De l''autopoièse à la neurophénoménologie: un hommage à Francisco Varela; from autopoiesis to neurophenomenology: a tribute to Francisco Varela, June 18–20, at the Sorbonne in Paris, explicates several links between Varela''s neurophenomenology and his biological concept of autopoiesis.
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  20. Autopoiesis, structural coupling and cognition.Humberto Maturana Romesin - unknown
    editorial changes not yet reviewed by author Purpose My intent in this essay is to reflect on the history of some biological notions such as autopoiesis, structural coupling, and cognition, that I have developed since the early 1960’s as a result of my work on visual perception and the organization of the living. No doubt I shall repeat things that I have said in other publications (Maturana and Varela 1980 and 1988), and I shall present notions that once they (...)
     
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  21. Autopoiesis Applies to Social Systems Only.M. Zeleny - 2015 - Constructivist Foundations 10 (2):186-189.
    Open peer commentary on the article “The Autopoiesis of Social Systems and its Criticisms” by Hugo Cadenas & Marcelo Arnold. Upshot: I reaffirm and extend the notion of social autopoiesis away from mere labels and descriptions to acting physical components of social systems and societies, ranging from subcellular to biological and human. All self-producing biological organisms are essentially societies of interacting components and therefore notions of autopoiesis and social systems are fundamentally, if not definitionally, interrelated. Some examples (...)
     
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  22. Autopoiesis and Autonomy in the Space of Meaning.A. Karafillidis - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (2):175-177.
    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: Social autopoiesis does not operate in physical space and cannot be understood by analyzing cause-effect relationships. Social systems are observing systems operating in the space of meaning. Therefore a validation procedure guided by the classic rules for determining autopoietic systems is misleading. However, the target article clarifies a point of great importance for sociological research: the difference between autopoiesis and autonomy (closure.
     
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    Autopoiesis: Critique of a Postmodern Paradigm.D. Zolo - 1990 - Télos 1990 (86):61-80.
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    Autopoiesis and lifelines: The importance of origins.Evan Thompson & Francisco J. Varela - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):909-910.
    Lifelines provides a useful corrective to “ultra-Darwinism” but it is marred by its failure to cite its scientific predecessors. Rose's argument could have been strengthened by taking greater account of the theory of autopoiesis in biology and of enactive cognitive science.
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  25. The Autopoiesis of Social Systems.R. Vanderstraeten - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (2):181-183.
    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: It is not possible to conceive of social systems as autopoietic systems if one departs from actions. But Luhmann’s theory opts for communication as the basic unit of social systems. The autopoiesis of social systems emerges from communication, triggering further communication.
     
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    Castoriadis and Autopoiesis.Suzi Adams - 2007 - Thesis Eleven 88 (1):76-91.
    Castoriadis’s encounter with autopoiesis was a decisive factor for his philosophical trajectory. Its influence can be seen on four interconnected levels of his thought: his reconsideration of Greek sources for his later interpretation of trans-regional being as self-creating; his rethinking of objective knowledge; his ventures into philosophical cosmology; and his re-evaluation of the living being, especially in light of his dialogue with Varela. In brief, Castoriadis’s engagement with autopoiesis was significant for his shift towards an ontology of radical (...)
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    Opening autopoiesis: implications for the study of organizational communication.Rubén Dittus & Consuelo Vásquez - 2016 - Cinta de Moebio 56:136-146.
    In the field of organizational communication, the notion of autopoiesis has been mostly used to explain the mechanisms that constitute organizations in autonomous systems. In this paper we argue that to better understand the autonomy and the constitutive mechanisms of organizations we need to study the narrative processes that distinguish organization as a unity. This statement is based on two premises: first, the intrinsic relation between autopoiesis and the interpretative capacity of living beings; second, the importance of the (...)
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    The Process of Info-Autopoiesis – the Source of all Information.Jaime F. Cárdenas-García - 2020 - Biosemiotics 13 (2):199-221.
    All information results from a process, intrinsic to living beings, of info-autopoiesis or information self-production; a sensory commensurable, self-referential feedback process immanent to Bateson’s ‘difference which makes a difference’. To highlight and illustrate the fundamental nature of the info-autopoietic process, initially, two simulations based on one-parameter feedback are presented. The first, simulates a homeostatic control mechanism (thermostat) which is representative of a mechanistic, cybernetic system with very predictable dynamics, fully dependent on an external referent. The second, simulates a homeorhetic (...)
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    Autopoiesis and dysfunctional organisational processes.Deborah Blackman & Steven Henderson - 2004 - International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy 1 (1):27.
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    Autopoiesis and Interpretive Semiosis.Shuo-yu Charlotte Wu - 2011 - Biosemiotics 4 (3):309-330.
    Translation has long been viewed as ‘code-switching’ either within or between languages. Hence, most translation discussions center on its linguistic and cultural aspects. However, the fundamental mechanism of ‘translation as interpretative semiosis’ has yet to be studied with appropriate rigor. Susan Petrilli (2008) has identified ‘iconicity’ as the key that enables translative semiosis. Nevertheless, as her model is restricted to a discussion of literary translation activity in verbal sign systems, a fundamental mechanism to explain translation as interpretative semiosis is still (...)
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    Autopoiesis and Transaction.Phillip McReynolds - 2017 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 53 (2):312.
    In this paper I argue that aspects of Deweyan pragmatism can and should be reconstructed in light of work in biological systems research. One background assumption for my argument is that pragmatism has been fruitfully stimulated by concepts arising from biology, evolution in particular. Another is that while pragmatism tends to be focused on practical problem solving, words and ideas often shape, frame, and help select what might appear as workable solutions and even how problems themselves come to be understood (...)
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  32. Autopoiesis: Critique of a Postmodern Paradigm.Danilo Zolo - 1990 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 86:61.
     
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  33. From cognitivism to autopoiesis: towards a computational framework for the embodied mind.Micah Allen & Karl J. Friston - 2018 - Synthese 195 (6):2459-2482.
    Predictive processing approaches to the mind are increasingly popular in the cognitive sciences. This surge of interest is accompanied by a proliferation of philosophical arguments, which seek to either extend or oppose various aspects of the emerging framework. In particular, the question of how to position predictive processing with respect to enactive and embodied cognition has become a topic of intense debate. While these arguments are certainly of valuable scientific and philosophical merit, they risk underestimating the variety of approaches gathered (...)
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  34. Human Autopoiesis?A. Kravchenko - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (2):177-179.
    Open peer commentary on the article “Social Autopoiesis?” by Hugo Urrestarazu. Upshot: It is argued that to define social systems as non-biological is to deny their intrinsic biological groundedness, which affects their complex system dynamics. In the case of human social systems, the ecological phenomenon of human society should not be confused with human social organizations as cultural artifacts.
     
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  35. Auto-organización y autopoiesis.Arantza Etxeberria & Leonardo Bich - 2017 - Diccionario Interdisciplinar Austral.
    El prefijo “auto” en autoorganización y autopoiesis se refiere a la existencia de una identidad o agencialidad implicada en el orden, organización o producción de un sistema que se corresponde con el sistema mismo, en contraste con el diseño o la influencia de carácter externo. La autoorganización (AO) estudia la manera en la que los procesos de un sistema alcanzan de forma espontánea un orden u organización complejo, bien como una estructura o patrón emergente, bien como algún tipo de (...)
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    Whose autopoiesis?Robert Anchor - 2000 - History and Theory 39 (1):107–116.
    Book reviewed in this article: Die Lineatur Der Geschichte, by Kurt Röttgers.
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    Autopoiesis.Jakob Arnoldi - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):116-117.
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    Autopoiesis, bucles, emergencia, variedades topológicas y una conjetura sobre la consciencia humana.José A. Sarmiento Campos - 2009 - Arbor 185 (738):871-878.
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    Towards the autopoiesis of imagination.Andreas Bäcker - 2021 - Gestalt Theory 43 (2):167-178.
    Already in the romantic it has been assumed, that there is an existential interrelation between nature, human being and mind. According to this idea, there is a narrow interrelation of creation between literature, science, dream and reality, which should be expressed in a progressive universal poetry. Gestalt theory and the concept of autopoiesis, developed by Maturana and Varela, could be regarded as a scientific enhancement of this approach and are united in that sense. By analyses of dreams, it becomes (...)
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    Nyliberalismens autopoiesis.Sigurd M. Nordli Oppegaard - 2019 - Agora Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon 37 (3-4):317-327.
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  41. Social Autopoiesis?H. Urrestarazu - 2014 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (2):153-166.
    Context: In previous papers, I suggested six rules proposed by Varela, Maturana and Uribe as a validation test to assess the autopoietic nature of a complex dynamic system. Identifying possible non-biological autopoietic systems is harder than merely assessing self-organization, existence of embodied boundaries and some observable autonomous behavioural capabilities: any rigorous assessment should include a close observation of the “intra-boundaries” phenomenology in terms of components’ self-production, their spatial distribution and the temporal occurrence of interaction events. Problem: Under which physical and (...)
     
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  42. Autopoiesis in the Organization of Living Phenomena: A Comparison between Heteronomous and Autonomous Systems in Cognition.G. Valacca - 1998 - Analecta Husserliana 59:167-172.
  43. Autopoiesis og teleologiske dommer i biologi.Bjørn Myskja - 2003 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 38 (1-2):87-100.
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  44. On the naturalisation of teleology: self-organisation, autopoiesis and teleodynamics.Miguel Garcia-Valdecasas - 2022 - Adaptive Behavior 30 (2):103-117.
    In recent decades, several theories have claimed to explain the teleological causality of organisms as a function of self-organising and self-producing processes. The most widely cited theories of this sort are variations of autopoiesis, originally introduced by Maturana and Varela. More recent modifications of autopoietic theory have focused on system organisation, closure of constraints and autonomy to account for organism teleology. This article argues that the treatment of teleology in autopoiesis and other organisation theories is inconclusive for three (...)
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    Order in the nothing: autopoiesis and the organizational characterization of the living.Leonardo Bich & Luisa Damiano - 2008 - In World Scientific (ed.), Physics of Emergence and Organization. pp. 339.
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    Autopoetic Autopoiesis: The emergence of systems theory in German Idealism.Thomas Wägenbaur - 1997 - The European Legacy 2 (2):296-303.
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    Theorie der Lyrik: heautonome Autopoiesis als Paradigma der Moderne.Renate Homann - 1999 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
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    La Teoría de la Autopoiesis y su Aplicación en las Ciencias Sociales. El Caso de la Interacción Social.Jorge Gibert Galassi & Beatriz Corre - 2001 - Cinta de Moebio 12:2.
    This essay tries to synthesize some relevant issues on a classic topic, central for social sciences: social interaction. How is it possible for two or more human beings to build a system of a superior order, composed by elements with emergent properties which are only partially imputable to the indi..
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  49. De la vida como autopoiesis a la vida como fundamento último de la ética.José Ramón Fabelo Corzo - 2008 - Revista Cubana de Filosofía 8 (8):1-8.
    Nos proponemos en esta exposición indagar en los fundamentos últimos u originarios de lo ético como fenómeno humano presente en cualquier ámbito social, en cada etapa de la historia, en toda cultura. Nos interesa acercar una respuesta a preguntas cruciales: ¿por qué necesitamos una ética, una noción del bien, un concepto de lo justo, de lo bueno, de lo correcto, desde el que podamos juzgar los fenómenos, procesos y acontecimientos que se relacionan con nuestra vida? ¿Cómo llega lo ético a (...)
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  50. Preface to autopoiesis: The organization of the living.Stafford Beer - unknown
    This small book is very large: it contains the living universe. It is a privilege to be asked to write this preface, and a delight to do so. That is because I recognize here a really important book, both in general and specifically. Before talking about the specific contents at all, I would like to explain why this is in general so.
     
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