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THE CLASSICAL MATHEMATICAL
RECOGNITION AND PRESERVATION
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actions alternatives amount of information analogies analysis analytic approach aspects assumed asymptotically stable autopoiesis axioms behaviour binary relation catastrophe models components concept constancy amid change constant context corresponding Cybernetics decision problem decision theory defined definition depends determined differential equations distribution dynamic effects elements energy entropy equifinality equilibrium evolution example explanation factor Figure formulated function given goal goal-directedness holistic human identity increase individual information theory instance interest involving language living systems Lyapunov function mathematical model matrix means mechanics molecule nature non-cooperative games normative observed oscillator outcomes parameters pay-offs phase space physical players population position preference preservation principle probability question random variable rational regarded relation represented Second Law sense sequence signals situation solution sort specified stability steady stochastic process strategies structure symbols system theory teleological temperature theoretical theory of organizations Thermodynamics trajectories utility values variables vitalists