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Title Information and living systems : philosophical and scientific perspectives / edited by George Terzis and Robert Arp
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xliii, 414 pages) : illustrations
Series Bradford book
Bradford book.
Contents The need for a universal definition of life in twenty-first-century biology / Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo and Alvaro Moreno -- Energy coupling / Yaşar Demirel -- Bioinformation as a triadic relation / Alfredo Marcos -- The biosemiotic approach in biology : theoretical bases and applied models / João Queiroz [and others] -- Problem solving in the life cycles of multicellular organisms : immunology and cancer / Niall Shanks and Rebecca A. Pyles -- The informational nature of biological causality / Alvaro Moreno and Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo -- The self-construction of a living organism / Natalia López-Moratella and María Cerezo -- Plasticity and complexity in biology : topological organization, regulatory protein networks, and mechanisms of genetic expression / Luciano Boi -- Decision making in the economy of nature : value as information / Benoit Hardy-Vallée -- Information theory and perception : the role of constraints, and what do we maximize information about? / Roland Baddeley, Benjamin Vincent, and David Attewell -- Attention, information, and epistemic perception / Nicolas J. Bullot -- Biolinguistics and information / Cedric Boeckx and Juan Uriagereka -- The biology of personality / Aurelio José Figueredo [and others]
Summary 'Information and Living Systems' offers a collection of papers in which scientists & philosophers discuss the informational nature of biological organization at levels ranging from the genetic to the cognitive and linguistic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Information theory in biology.
Biological Phenomena.
Computational Biology.
Information Theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Arp, Robert.
Terzis, George, 1951-
LC no. 2010026309
ISBN 0262295245 (electronic bk.)
9780262295246 (electronic bk.)