Essays On Life Itself
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Essays on Life Itself
|Author||: Robert Rosen|
|Publsiher||: Columbia University Press|
|Total Pages||: 380|
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Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself -- a work that influenced a wide range of philosophers, biologists, linguists, and social scientists. In Essays on Life Itself, Rosen takes to task the central objective of the natural sciences, calling into question the attempt to create objectivity in a subjective world and forcing us to reconsider where science can lead us in the years to come.
More Than Life Itself
|Author||: A. H. Louie|
|Publsiher||: Walter de Gruyter|
|Total Pages||: 388|
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A. H. Louie's More Than Life Itself is an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of life in terms of the organization of entailment relations in living systems. This book represents a synergy of the mathematical theories of categories, lattices, and modelling, and the result is a synthetic biology that provides a characterization of life. Biology extends physics. Life is not a specialization of mechanism, but an expansive generalization of it. Organisms and machines share some common features, but organisms are not machines. Life is defined by a relational closure that places it beyond the reach of physicochemical and mechanistic dogma, outside the reductionistic universe, and into the realm of impredicativity. Function dictates structure. Complexity brings forth living beings.
|Author||: Annie van den Oever|
|Publsiher||: Dalkey Archive Press|
|Total Pages||: 142|
|Genre||: Electronic Book|
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Life Itself is the first book-length study in English of the great Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon. A.M.A. van den Oever begins by questioning the paradox between Boon's international reputation as a significant innovator of the novel, and the peculiarly reductive biographical interpretations regularly uttered by some of his fellow countrymen and contemporaries. She looks for answers in Boon's misinterpreted "primitive" Flemish and analyzes the so-called refined pseudo-primitive style within both the grotesque tradition (Kafka, van Ostaijen, Gogol) and the skeptical, radical tradition of Nietzsche. In addition, she offers fresh insight into Boon's character Boontje, seen by many as a diminutive for the writer himself, outlining the sublime and slightly sinister relation of this quasi-comical character to its mighty creator.
Work Death and Life Itself
|Author||: Burkard Sievers|
|Publsiher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Total Pages||: 364|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
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|Author||: A.K. Konopka|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 256|
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With extraordinary clarity,the Systems Biology: Principles, Methods, and Concepts focuses on the technical practical aspects of modeling complex or organic general systems. It also provides in-depth coverage of modeling biochemical, thermodynamic, engineering, and ecological systems. Among other methods and concepts based in logic, computer science, and dynamical systems, it explores pragmatic techniques of General Systems Theory. This text presents biology as an autonomous science from the perspective of fundamental modeling techniques. A complete resource for anyone interested in biology as an exact science, it includes a comprehensive survey, review, and critique of concepts and methods in Systems Biology.
|Author||: Robert Rosen|
|Publsiher||: Complexity in Ecological Systems|
|Total Pages||: 285|
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What is life? For four centuries, it has been believed that the only possible scientific approach to this question proceeds from the Cartesian metaphor -- organism as machine. Therefore, organisms are to be studied and characterized the same way "machines" are; the same way any inorganic system is. Robert Rosen argues that such a view is neither necessary nor sufficient to answer the question. He asserts that life is not a specialization of mechanism, but rather a sweeping generalization of it. Above all, Rosen argues that renouncing mechanism does not mean abandoning science. A radical alternative is proposed, drawn equally from experience in biology, physics, and mathematics; an alternative which draws attention to a new class of complex systems, which are radically different from mechanism.
The Cambridge Companion to The Essay
|Author||: Kara Wittman,Evan Kindley|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Total Pages||: 331|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
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The Cambridge Companion to the Essay considers the history, theory, and aesthetics of the essay from the moment it's named in the late sixteenth century to the present. What is an essay? What can the essay do or think or reveal or know that other literary forms cannot? What makes a piece of writing essayistic? How can essays bring about change? Over the course of seventeen chapters by a diverse group of scholars, The Companion reads the essay in relation to poetry, fiction, natural science, philosophy, critical theory, postcolonial and decolonial thinking, studies in race and gender, queer theory, and the history of literary criticism. This book studies the essay in its written, photographic, cinematic, and digital forms, with a special emphasis on how the essay is being reshaped and reimagined in the twenty-first century, making it a crucial resource for scholars, students, and essayists.
Remembering Coleridge Essays Excerpts on the Life Works of the English Poet
|Publsiher||: Read Books Ltd|
|Total Pages||: 207|
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) was an English poet, theologian, literary critic, philosopher, and co-founder of the English Romantic Movement. He was also a member of the famous Lake Poets, together with William Wordsworth and Robert Southey. Coleridge had a significant influence on the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson and American Transcendentalism in general, and played an important role in bringing German idealist philosophy to the English-speaking world. This fantastic volume contains a collection of classic essays, poems, and excerpts by various authors dedicated to the famous Romantic poet, perfect for students of English literature and others with an interest in poetry. Contents include: “To Coleridge, A Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley”, “Mr. Coleridge, by William Hazlitt”, “The Death of Coleridge, by Charles Lamb”, “On Coleridge, by John Gibson Lockhart”, “Coleridge, by Algernon Charles Swinburne”, “Notes on Coleridge, by Henry Duff Traill”, “Samuel Taylor Coleridge, by Leslie Stephen", “Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as Told by Others”, “Coleridge, a Lecture by Leslie Stephen”, “Coleridge, by Walter Horatio Pater”, etc. Ragged Hand is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic essays and excerpts now for the enjoyment of a new generation of students and literature lovers.