The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Conception of Mind, Matter, and Life
Keywords:Systems view of life, Systemic thinking, Living networks, Autopoiesis, Cognition, Santiago theory, Consciousness, Prebiotic evolution
AbstractOver the last thirty years, a new systemic understanding of life has emerged at the forefront of science. It integrates four dimensions of life: the biological, the cognitive, the social, and the ecological dimension. At the core of this new understanding we find a fundamental change of metaphors: from seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network. One of the most radical philosophical implications of the systems view of life is a new conception of mind and consciousness which, for the first time, overcomes the Cartesian division between mind and matter.
How to Cite
Capra, F. (2015). The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Conception of Mind, Matter, and Life. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 11(2), 242–249. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/503