## Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical, and Methodological FoundationsRobert Rosen was not only a biologist, he was also a brilliant mathematician whose extraordinary contributions to theoretical biology were tremendous. Founding, with this book, the area of Anticipatory Systems Theory is a remarkable outcome of his work in theoretical biology.
This second edition of his book
This work, now available again, serves as the guiding foundations for the growing field of Anticipatory Systems and, indeed, any area of science that deals with living organisms in some way, including the study of Life and Mind. It will also be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the field of Systems Science. |

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### Contents

Preface to the Second EditionThe Nature of Life | xi |

Prolegomena What Speaks in Favor of an Inquiry into Anticipatory Processes? | xv |

Chapter 1 Preliminaries | 1 |

Chapter 2 Natural and Formal Systems | 45 |

Chapter 3 The Modeling Relation | 85 |

Chapter 4 The Encodings of Time | 213 |

Chapter 5 Open Systems and the Modeling Relation | 260 |

Chapter 6 Anticipatory Systems | 313 |

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Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical, and Methodological ... Robert Rosen Limited preview - 2012 |