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Emmeche C. (2000) Closure, function, emergence, semiosis, and life: The same idea? Reflections on the concrete and the abstract in theoretical biology. In: Chandler J. & Van de Vijver G. (eds.) Closure: Emergent organizations and their dynamics. New York Academy of Sciences, New York: 187–197.
In this note epistemological problems in general theories about living systems are considered; in particular, the question of hidden connections between different areas of experience, such as folk biology and scientific biology, and hidden connections between central concepts of theoretical biology, such as function, semiosis, closure, and life.
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