Axiomathes

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 439–454 | Cite as

Some Thoughts on A. H. Louie’s “More Than Life Itself: A Reflection on Formal Systems and Biology”

  • Claudio Gutiérrez
  • Sebastián Jaramillo
  • Jorge Soto-Andrade
Original Paper

Abstract

We review and discuss A. H. Louie’s book “More than Life Itself: A Reflexion on Formal Systems and Biology” from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, involving both biology and mathematics, taking into account new developments and related theories.

Keywords

Relational biology Systems biology (M,R) systems Robert Rosen Efficient causation Autopoiesis Organizational closure Metabolism Computability Self-reference Ouroborus equation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • Sebastián Jaramillo
    • 2
  • Jorge Soto-Andrade
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y MatemáticasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Departamento de Biología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias, Centro de Investigación Avanzada en EducaciónUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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