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A number of these ideas stem directly from his "philosophy of organism."
Nowadays other terms are popular and, if he were alive today, he might prefer to
call his viewpoint a "philosophy of system." Key concepts later accepted as basic
of the first organisms (see pages 289 to 295). Cells aggregated first perhaps into
totipotential organs and then they evolved into multicellular organisms with
differentiated tissues and organ subsystems. More and more complex organisms
mation inputs which are processed by the hardware. The distinction between
matter-energy and information goes far to resolve the ancient philosophical
dilemma of what in an organism is matter and what is mind. One final aspect of
the state ...
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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