Reviving the Living
Meaning Making in Living SystemsBy
- Yair Neuman
Biologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, semioticians, general audience
Studies in Multidisciplinarity
Hardbound, 320 Pages
Published: April 2008
"Neuman's approach is an ingenious way to introduce an issueâ¦" "A compilation of highly interesting topic that will undoubtedly transform the way readers think about organisms". Angewandte Chemie International 2009. "This enthusiastically written and thought-provoking book â¦ challenges dogmas of received wisdom such as reductionism, both mechanical and geneticâ¦ Neumanâs observations about the fallacy of sacrificing real-world properties in the interest of formal tractability are of great importance to systems thinkers, analysts, and modelers in various application areas, who wish to avoid serious failures in their work". Computing Reviews 2009 (an ACM Review Journal) "Neuman presents a fascinating analysis of biological interactions that aims to transcend the sort of billiard-ball model of causation that seems to be presupposed by the reductionists who are his targetâ¦ Neuman has put the issues into what seems to be a more appropriate context, and that is a splendid accomplishment". Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 2009.