Fleischaker G. R. (1988) Autopoiesis: The status of its system logic. BioSystems 22: 37–49. https://cepa.info/3093
Autopoiesis: The status of its system logic.
BioSystems 22: 37–49.
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The concept of autopoiesis, amended as a system theory, is necessary and sufficient to provide an operational definition of life, a set of criteria by which the living are categorically distinguished from the non-living. Limitations are placed on the domains in which autopoiesis may be exhibited.