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Information And Cause

  • Robert Rosen
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 21)

Abstract

The study of biological systems revolves around but a single basic task: to characterize how systems which are living are distinguished from all other systems, and to use this characterization to determine how it is that organisms can do all the unique things they do. In Schrodinger’s words, then, the basic question of biology is simply: what is life?

Keywords

Configuration Space Mathematical Relation Nonholonomic Constraint Mixed Partial General Dynamical System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityNova ScotiaCanada

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