Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living

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Springer, Jan 1, 1980 - Philosophy - 141 pages
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What makes a living system a living system? What kind of biological phenomenon is the phenomenon of cognition? These two questions have been frequently considered, but, in this volume, the authors consider them as concrete biological questions. Their analysis is bold and provocative, for the authors have constructed a systematic theoretical biology which attempts to define living systems not as objects of observation and description, nor even as interacting systems, but as self-contained unities whose only reference is to themselves. The consequence of their investigations and of their living systems as self-making, self-referring autonomous unities, is that they discovered that the two questions have a common answer: living systems are cognitive systems, and living as a process is a process of cognition. The result of their investigations is a completely new perspective of biological (human) phenomena. During the investigations, it was found that a complete linguistic description pertaining to the ‘organization of the living’ was lacking and, in fact, was hampering the reporting of results. Hence, the authors have coined the word ‘autopoiesis’ to replace the expression ‘circular organization’. Autopoiesis conveys, by itself, the central feature of the organization of the living, which is autonomy.
  

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A hard read, but ultimately worth it, will change the way you view living systems. Read full review

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It was one the first Book related to autopoiesis! I did read it 30 years ago, exprcting that authors and other will connect it with religion (Gid is the most autopoietic person, almost only He ... Read full review

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Contents

THE PROBLEM
7
Conclusions
48
PostScriptum
57
Preface by Sir Stafford Beer
63
Introduction
73
Embodiments of Autopoiesis
88
Diversity of Autopoiesis
96
Presence of Autopoiesis
112
The Nervous System
124
Glossary
135
INDEX OF NAMES
141
Copyright

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Autopoiesis and cognition
Autopoiesis and cognition: The realization of the living. Boston: D. Reidel. 11 11. Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. (1966). La psychologie de l'enfant. ...
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INDEX: Autopoiesis and Cognition (Maturana and Varela, 1980)
Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living. Humberto R. Maturana & Francisco J. Varela Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1980. ...
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Ramellini on Autopoiesis
Pietro Ramellini. SOME REMARKS ON MATURANA AND VARELA'S 'AUTOPOIESIS AND COGNITION'. SUMMARY. Autopoietic Theory is one of the most serious attempts to ...
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AUTOPOIESIS, STRUCTURAL COUPLING AND COGNITION. Humberto Maturana Romesin F. Ciencias Dpto. Biologia University Of Chile Casilla 653 Santiago Chile ...
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Autopoiesis and Cognition in the (researchindex)
Maturana and Varela s notion of autopoiesis has the potential to transform the conceptual foundation of biology as well as the cognitive, behavioral, ...
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Autopoiesis and Cognition. The Realization of the Living
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Autopoiesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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About the author (1980)

Francisco J. Varela, Ph.D., was Fondation de France Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology at the ecole Polytechnique and the Institute of Neuroscience of Paris. He is also the author of "Principles of Biological Autonomy. "Humberto R. Maturana, Ph.D., is a biologist who teaches at the University of Chile. He is also co-author with Dr. Varela of "Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living.

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