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Towards a Post-Bertalanffy Systemics
The aim of this paper is to present some system-theoretical notions ─ such as constraint, closure, integration, coordination, etc. ─ which have recently raised a renovated interest and have undergone a deep development, especially in those branches of philosophy of biology characterized by a systemic approach. The implications of these notions for the analysis and characterization of self-maintaining organizations will be discussed with the aid of examples taken from models of minimal livingdoi:10.1007/978-3-319-24391-7_21 fatcat:33ngijpmhrh6jb75mhxskcbttu