The question `What is life?' is perhaps the most provocative and significant issue addressed by scientists. In this book, the author argues against the prevalent mechanistic approach to the study of life, in favour of a multi-disciplinary approach.
`Iconoclastic and occasionally brilliant ... [Life Itself] is well written, fascinating ...' Steve Pascala
Drawing on the languages of organizational theory, cybernetics, and category theory, Rosen questions the classic machine metaphor of life.... Once formulated, Rosen uses his concept of life to revisit relational biology, molecular biology, evolution, and chemical sequences. -- "Choice"
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