New Synthese special issue on Teleological Organisation edited by Sune Holm and John Basl

Synthese (2017), 194(4)

https://link.springer.com/journal/11229/194/4/page/1

 

The issue includes our paper Mossio, M., and Bich, L. (2017). What makes biological organisation teleological? Synthese, 194(4), 1089-1114.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-014-0594-z

Preprint here

 

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  • "To say that a system is complex […] is to say that we can describe the same system in a variety of distinct ways […]. Therefore a system is simple to the extent that a single description suffices to account for our interaction with the system; it is complex to the extent that it fails to be true." (Robert Rosen, 1978)
  • “Complexity is not an intrinsic property of a system nor of a system description. Rather, it arises from the number of ways in which we are able to interact with the system. Thus, complexity is a function not only of the system’s interactive capabilities, but of our own”
    (Robert Rosen, 1985)

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