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Volume 6. Reviving the Living

Published: 7th April 2008 Author: Yair Neuman
Modern biology portrays living systems, from the amoeba to the human organism, as mechanical toys shaped by the brute logic of natural selection. In "Reviving the Living": Meaning Making in Living Systems, Dr. Yair Neuman challenges the dogmas that frame our understanding of living systems and presents an alternative that avoids the pitfalls of non-scientific perspectives such as Vitalism and Creationism. In this thought provoking and iconoclastic manuscript, Dr. Neuman follows the footsteps of Gregory Bateson, Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Polanyi and others, to suggest that living systems are "meaning making" systems. Dr. Neuman delves into the unique processes of meaning making that characterize organisms as a unique category of nature, and presents new and fascinating insights into a variety of enigmatic biological phenomena from immune memory to hidden life (cryptobiosis). Written by a polymath, Reviving the Living is a tour-de-force in interdisciplinary research which is of high interest to any reflective individual who is willing to examine the realm of the living from a novel and fascinating perspective.

Additional volumes

Volume 5. Systems Self-Assembly

Published: 14th March 2008 Series Volume Editors: Natalio Krasnogor Steve Gustafson David A. Pelta Jose L. Verdegay

Volume 4. Memory Evolutive Systems; Hierarchy, Emergence, Cognition

Published: 25th May 2007 Authors: A Ehresmann J.P. Vanbremeersch

Volume 3. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Theory in Medicine

Published: 6th December 2005 Series Volume Editors: Ray Paton Laura McNamara

Volume 2. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Visual Representations and Interpretations

Published: 9th December 2004 Series Volume Editor: Grant Malcolm

Volume 1. Modeling: Gateway to the Unknown

Published: 14th May 2004 Series Volume Editor: Daniel Rothbart