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Laws, language and life : Howard Pattee's classic papers on the physics of symbols with contemporary commentary

Author: H H Pattee; Joanna Raczaszek-Leonardi
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2013.
Series: Biosemiotics, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The early, now classic, papers of Howard Pattee are often difficult to find. This book makes these papers readily available and features a contemporary introduction which links them to current  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H H Pattee; Joanna Raczaszek-Leonardi
ISBN: 9789400751606 9400751605 9781283935944 1283935945
OCLC Number: 827243200
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 333 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments.- Introduction by Howard Pattee.- The Physical Basis of Coding and Reliability in Biological Evolution.- How Does a Molecule Become a Message?.- Physical Problems of Decision-Making Constraints.- Laws and constraints, symbols and languages.- The Physical Basis and Origin of Hierarchical Control.- Postscript: Unsolved Problems and Potential Applications of Hierarchy Theory.- Discrete and Continuous Processes in Computers and Brains.- The complementarity principle in biological and social structures.- Clues from Molecular Symbol Systems.- Cell Psychology: An Evolutionary Approach to the Symbol-Matter Problem.- Universal Principles of Measurement and Language Functions in Evolving Systems.- Instabilities and Information in Biological Self-organization.- Evolving Self-Reference: Matter, Symbols, and Semantic Closure.- Artificial Life Needs a Real Epistemology.- The Problem of Observables in Models of Biological Organizations.- Causation, Control, and the Evolution of Complexity.- The Necessity of Biosemiotics: Matter-Symbol Complementarity.- Afterword by Joanna Raczaszek-Leonardi
Series Title: Biosemiotics, 7.
Responsibility: by Howard Hunt Pattee, Joanna Raczaszek-Leonardi.

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