Anticipatory Functions, Digital-Analog Forms and Biosemiotics: Integrating the Tools to Model Information and Normativity in Autonomous Biological Agents

@article{Arnellos2012AnticipatoryFD,
  title={Anticipatory Functions, Digital-Analog Forms and Biosemiotics: Integrating the Tools to Model Information and Normativity in Autonomous Biological Agents},
  author={Argyris Arnellos and Luis Emilio Bruni and Charbel Ni{\~n}o El-Hani and John Collier},
  journal={Biosemiotics},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={331-367}
}
We argue that living systems process information such that functionality emerges in them on a continuous basis. We then provide a framework that can explain and model the normativity of biological functionality. In addition we offer an explanation of the anticipatory nature of functionality within our overall approach. We adopt a Peircean approach to Biosemiotics, and a dynamical approach to Digital-Analog relations and to the interplay between different levels of functionality in autonomous… CONTINUE READING