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


We have now reached the end of our exploration of autopoiesis, and it is time to take stock—not by way of an overall judgment and closing of the book, but by simply recalling where we have been and looking toward the future. Section 12.2 provides a brief summary of the main stages of Maturana and Varela’s argument, and Section 12.3 reminds us of the principal debates we have encountered.


Structural Coupling Independent Reality Linguistic Behavior Autopoietic System Principal Debate 
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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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