On the naturalisation of teleology: self-organisation, autopoiesis and teleodynamics

  title={On the naturalisation of teleology: self-organisation, autopoiesis and teleodynamics},
  author={Miguel Garc{\'i}a-Valdecasas},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  pages={103 - 117}
In recent decades, several theories have claimed to explain the teleological causality of organisms as a function of self-organising and self-producing processes. The most widely cited theories of this sort are variations of autopoiesis, originally introduced by Maturana and Varela. More recent modifications of autopoietic theory have focused on system organisation, closure of constraints and autonomy to account for organism teleology. This article argues that the treatment of teleology in… 
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