Rosen-related papers in Feb-2008 Biosystems

The latest issue (Feb ’08, 91(2)) of the journal Biosystems contains at least a couple of articles relevant to Rosennean Complexity. The theme of the issue is “Modelling Autonomy”. Two abstracts in particular caught my eye: Autonomy and hypersets Anthony Chemero and Michael T. Turvey This paper has two primary … Continue reading

Comments on Wells’ “In Defense of Mechanism”

A 2006 paper attempting to criticize some of Rosen’s arguments, entitled “In Defense of Mechanism” by A.J. Wells [1], was recently brought to my attention. The paper makes a lengthy series of erroneous arguments based on misinterpretations of Rosen’s arguments. Wells begins with a list of statements drawn from Rosen’s … Continue reading