The Organization of the Nervous System

  • John Mingers
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


Part I of this book introduced the concept of autopoiesis in the physical domain and its implications. Equally important, and developed at the same time, are Maturana and Varela’s work on the nature of cognition in autopoietic systems and their analysis of the organization and workings of the nervous system. Most of the original papers are by Maturana, so I will generally refer only to him.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Mingers
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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryEngland, UK

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