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Auteurs: M. Montévil
Journal Article, 2018
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Journal Article, 2017
Auteurs: M. Montévil
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Investigations en biologie théorique

Theoretical principles for biology: Organization

TitreTheoretical principles for biology: Organization
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuteursMossio, M, Montévil, M, Longo, G
JournalProgress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Mots-clésclosure, constraints, organicism, Organization, stability, Theoretical principle
RésuméIn the search of a theory of biological organisms, we propose to adopt organization as a theoretical principle. Organization constitutes an overarching hypothesis that frames the intelligibility of biological objects, by characterizing their relevant aspects. After a succinct historical survey on the understanding of organization in the organicist tradition, we offer a specific characterization in terms of closure of constraints. We then discuss some implications of the adoption of organization as a principle and, in particular, we focus on how it fosters an original approach to biological stability, as well as and its interplay with variation.
Citation KeyMossio2016