Brocklesby, J. and Mingers, J. (2005) The use of the concept autopoiesis in the theory of viable systems. Systems Research and Behavioural Science, 22 (1). pp. 3-9. ISSN 1092-7026 .
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This paper examines the application and usage of the idea of autopoiesis-a theory of living systems-within the context of viable systems theory. In recent years the term autopoiesis has extended beyond the domain of cellular biology where it originated and is now used extensively across a range of different disciplines, fields of enquiry, and professional practice. The paper seeks to provide clarification of a distinction between viable and autopoietic systems that appears to have become somewhat clouded as a result of the transfer of ideas and terminology from one domain to another.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||viable systems; autopoiesis; living systems; autonomous systems; cybernetics|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||John Mingers|
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2008 15:31|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:13|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3921 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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