The use of the concept autopoiesis in the theory of viable systems

Brocklesby, John and Mingers, John (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 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: viable systems; autopoiesis; living systems; autonomous systems; cybernetics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Q Science
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: 02 Jun 2014 10:22
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