Self-Producing Systems: Implications and Applications of Autopoiesis

Hardcover | December 31, 1994

byJohn Mingers

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This is the first volume to offer comprehensive coverage of autopoiesis-critically examining the theory itself and its applications in philosophy, law, family therapy, and cognitive science.

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This is the first volume to offer comprehensive coverage of autopoiesis-critically examining the theory itself and its applications in philosophy, law, family therapy, and cognitive science.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:263 pagesPublished:December 31, 1994Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306447975

ISBN - 13:9780306447976

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Table of Contents

Autopoiesis in the Physical Domain: The Organization of Living Systems. The Implications of Autopoiesis. Mathematics and Models of Autopoiesis. Theories of Cognition: The Organization of the Nervous System. Language and the Emergence of the Observer. Philosophical Implications. Applications of Autopoiesis: Autopoietic Organizations and Social Systems. Law as an Autopoietic System. Family Therapy. Information Systems, Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence. Conclusions. Index.

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`A much-needed reference on autopoiesis...I enjoyed reading the book as it took me stage by stage through a clear and easy-to-grasp understanding of the concepts and ideas of autopoiesis...on through their applications....an exceptional text.' from the Foreword by Robert L. Flood