On emergence, agency, and organization

@article{Kauffman2006OnEA,
  title={On emergence, agency, and organization},
  author={S. Kauffman and Philip Clayton},
  journal={Biology and Philosophy},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={501-521}
}
Ultimately we will only understand biological agency when we have developed a theory of the organization of biological processes, and science is still a long way from attaining that goal. It may be possible nonetheless to develop a list of necessary conditions for the emergence of minimal biological agency. The authors offer a model of molecular autonomous agents which meets the five minimal physical conditions that are necessary (and, we believe, conjointly sufficient) for applying agential… Expand
114 Citations
Emergence and Modularity in Life Sciences
How Organisms Gained Causal Independence and How It Might Be Quantified
  • 6
  • PDF
Exploring autonomy through computational biomodelling
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Propagating organization: an enquiry
  • 87
  • PDF
Normativity, agency, and life.
  • J. Barham
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2012
  • 7
  • PDF
Reflections on the origin of life: More than an 'evolutionary' problem
  • 2
  • PDF
Complex Biological Mechanisms : Cyclic , Oscillatory , and Autonomous
  • 37
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 35 REFERENCES
Origins of Order: self-organization and selection in evolution
  • 7,434
  • PDF
The Agent as Cause
  • 46
Dreams of a Final Theory
  • 234
Simulation of a Chemical Autonomous Agent
  • 12
Explanation and understanding.
  • F. Keil
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2006
  • 1,147
  • PDF
The second law
  • 95
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
...