Essays on Life Itself
Columbia University Press, 2000 - 361 sivua
Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself -- a work that influenced a wide range of philosophers, biologists, linguists, and social scientists. In Essays on Life Itself, Rosen takes to task the central objective of the natural sciences, calling into question the attempt to create objectivity in a subjective world and forcing us to reconsider where science can lead us in the years to come.
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Relatively early thinking about the impact of complexity on biology and theories of life. Seems a bit dated if one has read Stuart Kauffman or more modern expositions but interesting to realize how non-intuitive complexity theory must have been not too many years ago. Lue koko arvostelu
On Biology and Physics
The Schrodinger Question What Is Life? FiftyFive Years Later
Biological Challenges to Contemporary Paradigms of Physics and Mimetics
What Is Biology?
On Biology and the Mind
The ChurchPythagoras Thesis
Drawing the Boundary Between Subject and Object Comments on the MindBrain Problem
Mind as Phenotype
Some Random Thoughts About Chaos and Some Chaotic Thoughts About Randomness
Similarity and Dissimilarity in Biology
Optimality in Biology and Medicine
Morphogenesis in Networks
Order and Disorder in Biological Control Systems
What Does It Take to Make an Organism?
On Biology and Technology
Some Lessons of Biology
The MindBrain Problem and the Physics of Reductionism
Genericity as Information
Syntactics and Semantics in Languages
How Universal Is a Universal Unfolding?
System Closure and Dynamical Degeneracy