Chaotic Logic pp 113-143 | Cite as

Self-Generating Systems

  • Ben Goertzel
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 9)


In his recent book Self-Modifying Systems in Biology and Cognitive Science (1991), George Kampis has outlined a new approach to the dynamics of complex systems. The key idea is that the Church-Turing thesis applies only to simple systems. Complex biological and psychological systems, Kampis proposes, must be modeled as nonprogrammable, self-referential systems called “component-systems.”


Turing Machine Binary Sequence Psychological System Stochastic Computer LEGO Block 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Goertzel
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  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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