Series: IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering

Self-Modifying Systems in Biology and Cognitive Science

Most recent volume


Volume 6. Self-Modifying Systems in Biology and Cognitive Science

Published: 20th March 1991 Editors: G. Kampis
The theme of this book is the self-generation of information by the self-modification of systems. The author explains why biological and cognitive processes exhibit identity changes in the mathematical and logical sense. This concept is the basis of a new organizational principle which utilizes shifts of the internal semantic relations in systems. There are mathematical discussions of various classes of systems (Turing machines, input-output systems, synergetic systems, non-linear dynamics etc), which are contrasted with the author's new principle. The most important implications of this include a new conception on the nature of information and which also provides a new and coherent conceptual view of a wide class of natural systems. This book merits the attention of all philosophers and scientists concerned with the way we create reality in our mathematical representations of the world and the connection those representations have with the way things really are.

Additional volumes


Volume 5. Predictive Simplicity

Published: 16th February 1990 Editors: George Klir

Volume 4. Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Hierarchically Organized Systems

Published: 1st September 1989 Editors: George Klir P. Auger

Volume 3. Metasystems Methodology

Published: 30th June 1989 Editors: A. D. Hall III

Volume 2. Foundations of Mathematical System Dynamics

Published: 30th June 1989 Editors: George Klir

Volume 1. Anticipatory Systems

Published: 1st June 1985 Editors: G. Klir Robert Rosen