Essays on Life Itself

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Columbia University Press, 2000 - Nature - 361 pages
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Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself -- a work that influenced a wide range of philosophers, biologists, linguists, and social scientists. In Essays on Life Itself, Rosen takes to task the central objective of the natural sciences, calling into question the attempt to create objectivity in a subjective world and forcing us to reconsider where science can lead us in the years to come.

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User Review  - ddowell - LibraryThing

Relatively early thinking about the impact of complexity on biology and theories of life. Seems a bit dated if one has read Stuart Kauffman or more modern expositions but interesting to realize how non-intuitive complexity theory must have been not too many years ago. Read full review

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Robert Rosen was professor emeritus of biophysics at Dalhousie University and the author of books including Life Itself (Columbia 1991), Principles of Mathematical Biology, and Principles of Measurement.

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