Yesterday a new book entitled “Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations”
was published by Elsevier. In it I have a chapter entitled “The biochemical
factory that autonomously fabricates itself: A systems-biological view of
the living cell” which was inspired mainly by Rosen. I also link M,R-systems
to Von Neumann’s self-reproducing automata by showing how the paradox
described by Rosen can be avoided by incorporating formal cause differently
than he did….
ISBN: 0444520856. The final draft is available as a PDF.