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Cognition and Life: The Autonomy of Cognition
In this paper we propose a philosophical distinction between biological and cognitive domains based on two conditions that are postulated to obtain a useful characterization of cognition: biologicalExpand
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The autonomy of biological individuals and artificial models
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This paper aims to offer an overview of the meaning of autonomy for biological individuals and artificial models rooted in a specific perspective that pays attention to historical and structural aspects of its origins and evolution. Expand
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Semantic Closure: A Guiding Notion to Ground Artificial Life
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The lack within AL of an agreed-upon notion of life and of a set of criteria for identifying life is considered. Expand
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Enabling conditions for ‘open-ended evolution’
In this paper we review and argue for the relevance of the concept of open-ended evolution in biological theory. Defining it as a process in which a set of chemical systems bring about an unlimitedExpand
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“Dealing with the changeable and blurry edges of living things: a modified version of property-cluster kinds”
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We argue for a property-cluster kind approach according to which living systems constitute a natural kind with vague boundaries, capable of changing, and whose members do not need to instantiate every property. Expand
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The Evolution of the Symbolic Domain in Living Systems and Artificial Life
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The prospective answer I intend to explore in this paper can be introduced through another quote from H. Pattee: “I have argued for many years that life is peculiar, fundamentally, because it separates itself from non-living matter by incorporating, within itself, autonomous epistemic cuts” (Pattee, 1995b, p. 24). Expand
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Organismo y organización en la biología teórica: ¿vuelta al organicismo?
Organism and organization in theoretical biology: A return to organicism? This paper contemplates Organicism and its relation with molecular and evolutionary biology. We explore whetherExpand
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Howard Pattee's theoretical biology--a radical epistemological stance to approach life, evolution and complexity.
  • J. Umerez
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Bio Systems
  • 1 May 2001
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This paper offers a short review of Pattee's main contributions to science and philosophy. Expand
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