The following is a list of papers and related publications by Robert Rosen. Also listed is an important precursor paper by Nicholas Rashevsky. A list of books written or edited by Rosen is located on the Book List page.


Topology and Life: In search of general mathematical principles in biology and sociology
(by Nicholas Rashevsky)
Bull. Math. Biophys. 16:317-348
A relational theory of biological systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 20:245-260
The representation of biological systems from the standpoint of the theory of categories Bull. Math. Biophys. 20:317-341


A relational theory of biological systems II Bull. Math. Biophys. 21:109-128
On a logical paradox implicit in the notion of a self-reproducing automata Bull. Math. Biophys. 21:387-394
The DNA-Protein Coding Problem Bull. Math. Biophys. 21: 71-96
Some Further Comments on the DNA-Protein Coding Problem Bull. Math. Biophys. 21: 289-297
Some Further Comments on the DNA-Protein Coding Problem: A Correction and a Note. 1960 Bull. Math. Biophys. 22:199-205
A Quantum-Theoretic Approach to Genetic Problems Bull. Math. Biophys. 22:227-255


A relational theory of the structural changes induced in biological systems by alterations in environment Bull. Math. Biophys. 23:165-171
An Hypothesis of Freese and the DNA-Protein Coding Problem Bull. Math. Biophys. 23:305-318
On the Role of Chemical Systems in the Microphysical Aspects of Primary Genetic Mechanisms Bull. Math. Biophys. 23:393-403
Recent Progress in Relational Biology Proceedings of the Cullowhee (North Carolina) Conference on Training in Mathematics. Ed. H. L. Lucas. 205-233


A note on abstract relational biologies Bull. Math. Biophys. 24:31-38
Letter to the editor: Self-reproducing automaton Bull. Math. Biophys. 24:243-245
The derivation of D’Arcy Thompson’s theory from the theory of optimal design Bull. Math. Biophys. 24:279-290
Church’s thesis and its relation to the concept of realizability in biology and physics Bull. Math. Biophys. 24:375-393


On the reversibility of environmentally induced alterations in abstract biological systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 25:41-50
Some results in graph theory and their application to abstract relational biology Bull. Math. Biophys. 25:231-241
A Note on the Quantum-Theoretic Basis of Primary Genetic Activity Bull. Math. Biophys.  25:183-187
Relational Biology and Bionics IEEE Trans. on Military Electronics Vol. MIL-7, No. 2 & 3, 160-162


Abstract biological systems as sequential machines Bull. Math. Biophys. 26:103-111
Abstract biological systems as sequential machines II: Strong connectedness and reversibility Bull. Math. Biophys. 26:239-246
The Gibbs Paradox and the Distinguishability of Physical Systems Philosophy of Science 31:232-236. DOI: 10.1086/288005


Some Comments on Re-establishability Bull. Math. Biophys. 27:11-14


Abstract biological systems as sequential machines III: Some algebraic aspects Bull. Math. Biophys. 28:141-150
Biological and Physical Realizations of Abstract Metabolic Models Helgoländer wiss. Meeresunters. 14: 25-31
A Note on Replication in (M,R)-Systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 28:149-151


Further comments on replication in (M,R)-systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 29:91-94
Two-Factor Models, Neural Nets and Biochemical Automata  J. Theor. Biol. 15, 282-297
Functional Organization of Biological Systems Translated into Russian. ABTOMETPNA 3:110-118


Book Review: Progress in Theoretical Biology. Volume 1. Fred M. Snell The Quarterly Review of Biology. 43(4):453. DOI: 10.1086/405920
On Analogous Systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 30: 481-492
Hierarchical Organization in automata theoretic models of the central nervous system In: Information processing in the nervous system, (K. N. Liebovic, ed.) Springer-Verlag, NY, pp 21-35
Some Comments on the Physico-Chemical Description of Biological Activity J. Theor. Biol. 18:380-386
Relational Biology and Cybernetics Biokybernetik Band 1:49-55. Berlin: Gustav-Fischer Verlag
Recent Developments in the Theory of Control and Regulation of Cellular Processes Int. Rev. Cytology 23:25-88
Turing’s Morphogens, Two-Factor Systems and Active Transport Bull. Math. Biophys. 30:493-499


Book Review: The Organism as an Adaptive Control System. John M. Reiner The Quarterly Review of Biology. 44(1):74. DOI: 10.1086/405982
Book Review: Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics. Volume 1, Number 1, May 1968. Arne Engtrom The Quarterly Review of Biology. 44(2):249. DOI: 10.1086/406137
Book Review: Towards a Theoretical Biology. I. Prolegomena: An IUBS Symposium. C. H. Waddington The Quarterly Review of Biology. 44(4):399. DOI: 10.1086/406256
Discrete and Continuous Representations of Metabolic Models Quantitative Biology and Metabolism – Proc. of Helgoland 3rd International Symposium. Springer-Verlag
On Mathematics and Biology Mathematics in the Sciences. Eds. Saaty and Wegl. McGraw-Hill
Comments on the Use of the Term ‘Hierarchy’  Hierarchical Structures. p.53-53. Eds. Wilson & Whyte. American Elsevier
Hierarchical Organization in Automata Theoretical Models of Biological Systems  Hierarchical Structures. p.179-199. Eds. Wilson & Whyte. American Elsevier
Über die Wahl der Zustandsvariabeln für Metabolische Systeme Studia Biophysica 14:247-259
Hierarchical Organization in Automata Theoretic Models of the Central Nervous System Symposium on Information, Processing in the Nervous -System. Ed. K.N. Leibovic. Springer-Verlag


Book Review: Towards a Theoretical Biology. 2 Sketches. An IUBS Symposium. C. H. Waddington The Quarterly Review of Biology. 45(1):56. DOI: 10.1086/406363
Book Review: A Functional Model of the Life Process. Robert W. Avery The Quarterly Review of Biology. 45(2):180. DOI: 10.1086/406501
Book Review: Theoretical Physics and Biology. M. Marois The Quarterly Review of Biology. 45(2):179. DOI: 10.1086/406499
Book Review: Towards a Theoretical Biology. Volume 3: Drafts. An IUBS Symposium. C. H. Waddington The Quarterly Review of Biology. 45(4):380. DOI: 10.1086/406654
A Note on Sub-Assembly Processes J. Theor. Biol. 28:415-422
Self-Sorting of Isotropic Cells J. Theor. Biol. 28:423-468 (with R. D. Campbell, R. Gordon, H. Martinez, M. Ycas, N. Goel) 
Some Comments on the Concepts of Regulation and Positional Information in Morphogenesis Int. J. Syst. Science 2:325-340


Book Review: Quantitative Cellular Biology. An Approach to the Quantitative Analysis of Life Processes. F. Heinmets The Quarterly Review of Biology. 46(3):292. DOI: 10.1086/406930
Some realizations of (M,R)-systems and their interpretation Bull. Math. Biophys. 33:303-319


Tribute to Nicolas Rashevsky 1899-1972 In: Progress in Theoretical Biology 2. N.Y., Academic Press
Introduction: Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 1 Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 1, xiii-xxv. N.Y. & London, Academic Press
Quantum Genetics Ch. 3 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 1, 215-252. N.Y. & London, Academic Press
Morphogenesis Ch. 1 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 1-77. N.Y. & London, Academic Press
Mechanics of Epigenetic Control Ch. 2 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 79-140. N.Y. & London, Academic Press
Some Relational Cell Models: The Metabolism-Repair System Ch. 4 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 217-253. N.Y. & London, Academic Press
Autonomous State Classifications by Dynamical Systems Math. BioSciences 14:151-167
On the Relation Between Structural and Functional Descriptions of Biological Systems Int. J. Neurosciences 3:107 -111
Further Comments on Autonomous State Classifiers and on Application to Genetics Math. BioSciences 14:305-310
Letter to the Editor: Are the Dynamics of a System Operationally Determinable?  J. Theor. Biol. 36:635-638


Book Review: Models of the Structural-Functional Organization of Certain Biological Systems. I. M. Gelfand The Quarterly Review of Biology. 48(3):492. DOI: 10.1086/407708
On the dynamical realization of (M,R) systems Bull. Math. Biophys. 35:1-9
On the relation between structure and functional descriptions of biological systems In: The physical principles of neuronal and organismic behavior, (M. Conrad and M. E. Magar, eds.) Gordon and Breach, NY, pp 227-232
On the Decomposition of a Dynamical System into Non-Interacting Subsystems Bull. Math. Biophys. 34:337-341
Some Comments on Observability and Related Topics Int. J. Sys. Science 4(1):65-75
On the Generation of Metabolic Novelties in Evolution In: Biogenesis-Evolution-Homeostasis. Springer-Verlag. 1973
Is There a Unified Mathematical Biology? Ch. 5 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 3,  pp. 361-393. NY & London, Academic Press
On the ‘Convergence’ Theory Center Report. CSDI, CA. p. 28. February
Can Any Behavior Be Conditioned? In: Beyond The Punitive Society. W.H. Freeman and Co. 1973


Book Review: Towards a Theoretical Biology. Volume 4: Essays. C. H. Waddington The Quarterly Review of Biology. 49(3):250. DOI: 10.1086/408091
On the Design of Stable and Reliable Institutions Int. J. Gen. Systems 1: 61-66
Lectures on System Theory. 4 Topics Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
Can Any Behavior Be Conditioned? CSDI Paper Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7. #1
Planning, Management, Policies & Strategies: Four Fuzzy Concepts.  CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1 and Int. J. Gen. Systems 1:245-252
Some Temporal Aspects of Political Change. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1 and Int. J. Gen. Systems 1:93-103
On the Identification of ‘User Groups’ for Socio-Economic Control Models. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull.  Theor. Biology 7, #1
Environmental Challenges Are Political Challenges. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
Some Comments on Global Science Policies. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7. #1
A Framework for Retrospective Futurology. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
Some Remarks on Survival. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
Comments on Two Books by Dr. Jonas Salk. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
Do We Really Need Ends to Justify the Means? CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 75 #1 and Center Report, 29-30
Structuralism and the Biological Sciences. CSDI Paper.  Quart. Bull. Theor. Biology 7, #1
The Role of Quantum Theory in Biology Int. J. Quantum Chem.: Quantum Biology Symposium 1, pp. 229-232
Biological Systems as Organizational Paradigms.  CSDI Paper. Int. J. Gen. Systems 1:165-174
RETITLED: Systems Approaches and Environmental Problems Proceedings of International Symposium. Hans W. Göttinger, Ed. Germany
Letter to the Editor: Comments on the Validity of the Simultaneous Use of the ‘Conservation of Edge’ Equations in the Model Proposed by Goel et al. (1970) J. Theor. Biology 46:587-589 (with Ru-Shouh Lou).


On the dynamical realization of automata J. Theor. Biol. 54:109-120
A System-Theoretic View of Environmental Planning Published for the International Symposium (Gunzburg/Ulm). Hans W. Göttinger, Ed.
Biological Systems as Paradigms for Adaptation In: Adaptive Economic Models. R.H. Day & T. Groves, Eds. pp. 39-72. Academic Press, N.Y.
Complexity and Error in Social Dynamics Int. J. Gen. Systems 2, 145-148
On Interactions Between Dynamical Systems Math. BioSciences 27, 299-307
Philosophical, Historical and Theoretical Considerations of Regulation and Control in Biology and Medicine In: CRC Handbook of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. D.G. Flemina and B.N. Feinberg, Eds. CRC Press, Cleveland, Ohio. pp. 1-40


Hysteresis in Systems with a Single Steady State Bull. Math. Biol. 38:87-92
On the Sensitivity of Biodynamical Interactions to Parameter Variations Math. BioSciences 28:237-242
A Note on the Cross-reactivity of Antibodies J. Theor. Biol. 60:177-182
On Rate-sensitive Chemoreceptor Systems and the Origin of the Immune Response J. Theor. Biol. 62:429-445
Structural Stability, Alternate Descriptions and Information J. Theor. Biol. 63:19-31
A General Formalism for Identifying the Observables Involved in Dynamical Interpretations Int. J. Quantum Chemistry. Proceedings Volume of Int. Symposium on Atomic, Molecular, and Solid State Theory and Quantum Biology


Book Review: Stability and Origin of Biological Information. I. R. Miller The Quarterly Review of Biology. 52(1):73. DOI: 10.1086/409725
Book Review: Biophysics and Other Topics. Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky The Quarterly Review of Biology. 52(1):73. DOI: 10.1086/409724
Book Review: Mathematical Models in Medicine. Workshop, Mainz, March, 1976. J. Berger, W. Buhler, R. Repges, P. Tautu The Quarterly Review of Biology. 52(3):340. DOI: 10.1086/410116
On an empirical method for identifying the observables involved in dynamical interactions Bull.Math. Biol. 39:239-244
Observation and biological systems Bull. Math. Biol. 39:663-678
Complexity and Error in Cybernetic Systems Progress in Cybernetics & Systems Research Vol. III. 3rd European Meeting on Cybernetics & Systems Research
On the Concept of the organism Academic Society of Theory of General Biology. Tartu State University, Estonia
Problems of the Theoretical Biology In: Yearbook of the Estonian Naturalists’ Society:  T.E.-A. Frey, Ed. “Valgus”, Tallinn. pp. 18-25. Volume 69. 1984.
The Generation and Recognition of Patterns in Biological Systems Proceedings of the 15th Biennial CMC Seminar. 5 Lectures
Complexity as a Systems Property Int. J. Gen. Systems 3:227-232
Complexity and System Description In: Systems: Approaches, Theories, and Applications. W. E. Hartnett, Ed. D. Reidel Publishing Co., Dordrecht-Holland. pp. 169-17S
Book Review: Rene Thom: Structural Stability & Morphogenesis.Trans. by D. H. Fowler. W. A. Benjamin Inc. 1976. Bull. Math. Biol. 39:629-632
Book Review: E. C. Zeeman: Catastrophe Theory: Selected Papers 1972-1977.Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1977.  Bull. Math. Biol. 40


Cells and senescence Intl. Rev. Cytol. 54:161-191
Feedforwards and global system failure: A general mechanism for senescence J. Theor. Biol.74:579-590
Enzyme substrate recognition J. Theor. Biol. 73: 181-204. (with L. Edelstein) 
Dynamical Similarity and the Theory of Biological Transformations Bull. Math. Biol. 40: 549-579
On Anticipatory Systems J. of Soc. and Biol. Structures. 1:155-162
Biology and Systems Research Applied General Systems Research. p.489-510. Ed. GJ Klir. Plenum, New York
Book Review: D.L. Solomon and C. Walter (Eds.): Mathematical Models in Biological Discovery. Lecture Notes in Biomathematics #13. Springer-Verlag, N.Y.  Bull. Math. Biol. 40:873-875
Letter to the Editor: A Comment on the Richardson-Miekisz Field Theory of Thermodynamics Bull. Math. Biol. 40:425-425


Aging and the metrics of time J. Theor. Biol. 79: 415-423. (with I. W. Richardson) 
Bifurcations and Biological Observables Conf. on Bifurcation Theory and Applications in Scientific Disciplines – Annals, New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 316: 178-187
Modelling: An Algebraic Perspective Proceedings of Annual of Society for Systems Theory
Morphogenesis in Biological and Social Systems Transformations: Mathematical Approaches to Culture Change. K. Cooke & A.C. Renfrew, Eds. Academic Press, London. pp. 91-112
A Theory of Genome – Directed Morphogenetic Processes 3rd Int. Santa Catalina Island Colloquium: -Informational Gradients in Morphogenesis and Development
Biology and System Theory: An Overview Proceedings of System Theory Conference – Applied General Systems Research: Recent Developments and Trends. G. Klir, Ed. Plenum Press, N.Y.
On Anticipatory Systems II: The Nature of the Modelling Relation Between Systems J. of Soc. and Biol. Structures. 1:163-180
Some Comments on Activation and Inhibition Bull. Math. Biol. 41:427-445
Book Review: G. Nicolis and I. Prigogine: Self-Organization in Non-equilibrium Systems John Wiley & Sons, N.Y.  Int. J. Gen. Systems 4:266-269
Book Review: George W. Swan: Some Current Mathematical Topics in Cancer Research. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Bull. Math. Biol. 41:759
Letter to the Editor: Patching and Capping of Cell Membrane Receptors as Examples of Morphogenetic Movement.  J. Theor. Biol. 80:149-153
von Bertalanffy Lecture Behavioral Science, 24:238-249. (Old Trends, New Trends)
Old Trends and New Trends in General Systems Research Int. J. Gen. Systems 5(3):173-184
A Comment on Structural Stability Int. J. Gen. Systems 5(3):185-187
(conversation in) In: A Question of Physics: Conversations in Physics and Biology. Paul Buckley & F. David Peat, Eds. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.


Morphogenesis in Networks  In: Biophysikalische Grundlagen der Medizin. Walter Beier, Ed. Gustav-Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart, New York, pp. 19-61
On the Convergence of the Goel-Ycas Algorithm for Determining Tertiary Structures of Proteins. (Protein Folding: a Prototype for Control of Complex Systems) Int. J. Systems Sci. 11(5):527-540
Book Review: R. Aris: Mathematical Modelling Techniques: Research Notes in Mathematics #24. Fearon-Pitman Publishers, Inc., Belmont, California 1978 Bull. Math. Biol. 42:277-281
On Control and Optimal Control in Biodynamic Systems Bull. Math. Biol. 42:889-897
The Role of Time in Mathematical Models Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Modelling. X.J.R. Avula, Y.L. Luke and A. K. Rigler, Eds. Vol. 1, 13-28
Ergodic Approximations and Specificity Mathematical Modelling. Vol. 1, 91-97
Feedforward Control and Senescence  (Presented at University of Salerno workshop, Italy)
Anticipatory Systems in Retrospect and Prospect Behavioral Sci. 11-23
Dynamical Aspects of Senescence  (Chapter 2, of NIA senescence research) In: Biological Mechanisms in Aging, Conference Proceedings, June 1980, Bethesda, MD, (R. R. Schimke, Ed.). NIH Publ. No. 81-2194. 1981.
Comments on ‘A Unified Theory of Biology and Physics’ by S. Goldman J. of Soc. and Bio. Sys. 3(4):363-365


Letter to the Editor: On a Unified Approach to Pattern Generation Bull. Math Biol. 43:513-516
Challenges of Systems Theory General Systems Bulletin
Pattern Generation in Networks Progress in Theoretical Biology, Vol. 6 161-209. Academic Press.


On a Theory of Transformations for Cultural Systems

Theoretical Archaeology Conference, Southampton, England, December 1980. In: Theory and Explanation in Archaeology. Chapter 17. Academic Press
Comments on: “The Origin of Species: A Structuralist Approach” J. Social Biol. Structures 5:49-68
Morphogenesis in Networks, Lecture Notes for University of Guelph. Parts I, II, III.  In: Applied Mathematics Notes, Canadian Mathematical Society, Ottawa (W. R. Smith, Ed.) Vol. 7 & 8, 1982 & 1983


Role of similarity principles in data extrapolation Am. J. Physiol. 244:R591-R599
AJP Abstract
Dynamical Modelling of Genetic & Epigenetic Control Modelling and Simulation of Molecular Genetic Information Systems. K. Bellman, Ed. Akademie-Verlag-Berlin. pp. 17-30
The Biological Basis of Variability Chapter 5 of Individual Differences and the Common Curriculum, 82nd Yearbook of National Society for the Study of Education. University of Chicago Press, Chicago
Book Review: Jonas Salk and Jonathan Salk: World Populations and Human Values. Harper & Row Publishers, New York, 1981  J. Social Biol. Structures 6:180-181
Models  J. Social Biol. Structures Also Japanese translation for Kagaku (“Science”). Iwanami Publishers Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1983. Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 632-639
The Roles of Mathematics in Biology and Medicine.  (For Lecture at ‘,Atlantic Math Days’, Fredericton, Oct. 28, 1983.) Proceedings of Atlantic Math Days 1983, University of New Brunswick (sponsored by Atlantic Provincial Council on the Sciences and Univ. of N.B.) pp. 59-83
Some Theoretical Aspects of Constraints For Proceedings of International Seminar on the Living State, November 13-19. In: The Living State-11. (R.K. Mishra, Ed.). pp. 206-220. World Scientific Publishing Company Pte. Ltd., Singapore.


Order and Disorder in Biological Control Systems In: Thermodynamics and the Regulation of Biological Processes. (Lamprecht, I, Zotin, AI, eds.). Walter de Gruyter, & Co., Berlin
Relational Biology and the Origin of Life In: Molecular Evolution and Protobiology. K. Matsuno, K. Dose, K. Harada, D. L. Rohling, Eds. Plenum Press, N.Y. pp. 421-431
Genomic Control of Global Features in Morphogenesis Presented at Heidelburg Workshop on Pattern Generation, June 1983. In: Modelling of Patterns in Space and Time, Lecture Notes in Biomathematics 55, Springer -Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
Book Review: Jonas Salk: Anatomy of Reality: Merging of Intuition and Reason. Columbia University Press, New York, 1983 J. Social Biol. Structures 7: 394-396


Book Review: Applications of Optimal Control Theory in Biomedicine. Pure and Applied Mathematics, Volume 81. George W. Swan The Quarterly Review of Biology. 60(1):125. DOI: 10.1086/414293
Information and Cause Presented at 20th Annual Orbis Scientiae, University of Miami, Jan. 17-21, 1983. Proceedings of 2nd half. In: Information Processing in Biological Systems. (S. L. Mintz, A. Perlmutter, Eds.). Plenum Press, N.Y. pp. 31-54
On Information and Complexity For Proceedings of SCOR Conference, Quebec City, March 16-23, 1984. In: Ecosystem Theory for Biological Oceanography, Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences No. 213. pp. 221-233
On Social-Biological Homologies Collaborative Paper for IIASA, Laxenburg/Austria, CP-85-42
The Physics of Complexity Second W. Ross Ashby Memorial Lecture. 7th European Meeting on Cybernetics & Systems Research, Vienna, Austria, April 27-27, 1984. Systems Research 2, pp. 171-175Also in: Power, Autonomy, Utopia. (R. Trappl, Ed.). Plenum Press, New York, 1986
Organisms as Causal Systems which are not Mechanisms In: Theoretical Biology and Complexity, Academic Press, Inc., Orlando. (Chapter 3). (R. Rosen, Ed.). pp. 165-203
Danielli, James F. – 1911-1984 – Obituary J. Social Biol. Structures 8:1-11
Failure Modes in Ecosystems Proceedings of International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling, IIT Kanpur, India, August 27-30
On Dynamical Systems and Machines Proceedings of Workshop on the Mathematics of Dynamical Processes, Sopron, Hungary, September 9-13


Causal Structures in Brains and Machines Int. J. Gen. Sys. 12:107-126
Book Review: Compartmental Analysis in Biology and Medicine. John A. Jacquez The Quarterly Review of Biology. 61(2):245. DOI: 10.1086/414918
Book Review: Biomedical Systems Analysis Via Compartmental Concept. Reginald F. Brown The Quarterly Review of Biology. 61(3):447. DOI: 10.1086/415142
Drawing the boundary between subject and object: Comments on the mind-brain problem Theoretical Medicine 14:89-100
Some comments on systems and system theory Int. J. Gen. Sys. 13:1-3
Letter to the Editor: Comments on ‘Role of Mathematical Modelling in Protocol Formulation in Cancer Chemotherapy’ by Coldman and Goldie Cancer Treatment Reports 70(12): 1461-2
Optimality in Biology and Medicine J. Math. Analysis & Applications. (Bellman Memorial Volume) 119(1/2) pp. 203-222


On the scope of syntactics in mathematics and science: the machine metaphor Proceedings of Workshop on Brain Research, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Abisko, Sweden, May 12-16, 1986. In: Real Brains, Artificial minds, (J.L. Casti and A. Karlqvist, eds.), North-Holland, NY, pp 1 – 23
Some Epistemological Issues in Physics and Biology In: Quantum Implications: Essays in Honor of David Bohm, (B. J. Hiley and F. D. Peat, eds.), Routledge, Kegen and Paul, London, pp 327-341
Cellular Senescence Int. Review of Cytology suppl. 17 (Cytology and Cell Physiology, 4th Edition. (G. H. Bourne, Ed.). Academic Press, San Diego. pp. 737-753
On Complex Systems 1987. Euro. J. of Operational Rsrch. 30(2):129-134


Effective processes and natural law In: The Universal Turing machine: A Half-Century Survey, (R.Herken, ed.), Verlag Kammerer & Unverzagt, Berlin, pp 523-537
Anticipatory Systems In: Systems and Control Encyclopedia. Pergamon Press, London. pp. 290-294
Complexity and Information – For Meeting on Applied Mathematics, Systems Analysis, and Computer Software. September 17-21, 1984. Oslo, Norway J. Computl. & Appl. Mathematics. 22:211-218.
System Closure and Dynamical Degeneracy Mathl. Comput. Modelling 10(8):555-561
Commentary on: S. Findlay and C. Lumsden: The Creative Mind: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Discovery and Innovation J. Social Biol. Structures 11(l):134-135
Constraints and the Origin of Life Lectures in Theoretical Biology. (T. Tiivel, K. Kull, Eds.). Tallinn: Valgus. pp. 22-26
Pattern Generation in Cellular Spaces Proceedings of International Workshop on Biomathematics and Related Computational Problems. In: Biomathematics and Related Computational Problems. (L.M. Ricciardi, Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers
The Epistemology of Complexity Prologue in: Dynamic Patterns in Complex Systems. Proceedings of Dynamic Patterns in Complex Systems Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 21-23, 1987. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore. (J.A.S. Kelso, A.J. Mandell M.F. Shlesinger, Eds.) pp. 7-30
Similarity and Dissimilarity: A Partial Overview Journal of Human Movement Science 7:131-153
How Universal is a Universal Unfolding?  Applied Mathematics Letters 1(2):105-107
Some New Perspectives in Models and Modelling Meeting of the Italian Society for the Study of Normal and Pathological Metabolism, Milan, November 25-26
On Explaining Creativity 1988. J. of Social and Bio. Sys. 11(1):134-135


The roles of necessity in biology Proceedings of 1987 Abisko Workshop on Process, Function and Form, Abisko, Sweden, May 4-8. In: Newton to Aristotle: Toward a theory of models for Living Systems, (J. Casti and A. Karlqvist, eds.), Birkhauser, Boston, pp 11-37
On Anticipatory Systems Guest Lecture for U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, March 16-17
‘Hard’ Science and ‘Soft’ Science Proceedings of International Bioholonics Symposium ’89, National Institute for Research Advancement, Tokyo, Japan, April 21-24
On Models and Modelling Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Chicago, IL, August 2-5


Book Review: Artificial Life. Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Los Alamos, New Mexico, September 1987. Christopher G. Langton The Quarterly Review of Biology. 65(1):67. DOI: 10.1086/416602
The Modelling Relation and Natural Law In: Mathematics and Science, (R.E. Mickens ed.), World Scientific Publishing, NJ.  pp. 183-199


What can we know? Proceedings of 1989 Abisko Workshop ‘Prediction and Explanation’, Abisko, Sweden, May 15-19. In: Beyond Belief: Randomness, Prediction and Explanation in Science, (J. L. Casti and A. Karlqvist, eds.) pp 1-13


Book Review: Theoretical Studies of Ecosystems: The Network Perspective. Based on Two Meetings Held in Syracuse, New York, August 1986. M. Higashi, T. P. Burns The Quarterly Review of Biology. 67(2):227. DOI: 10.1086/417615


Some random thoughts about chaos and some chaotic thoughts about randomness J. Biol. Sys.1:19-26
Drawing the Boundary Between Subject and Object: Comments on the Mind-Brain Problem Theoretical Medicine 14:89- 100
Bionics Revisited In: The Machine as Metaphor and Tool (H. Haken, A Karlqvist and U. Svedin, eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 87-100
On Models and Modeling Appl. Math. and Comp. 56(2-3):359-372


Book Review: Information Theory and Molecular Biology. Hubert P. Yockey The Quarterly Review of Biology. 69(3):339. DOI: 10.1086/418674
On Psychomimesis J. Theor. Biol. 171:87-92
Mind as Phenotype Lecture given at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
What is Biology? Computers Chem. 18(3):347-352


Cooperation and Chimera In Cooperation and Conflict in General Evolutionary Processes, (J. Casti and A. Karlqvist, eds.), John Wiley and Sons, Inc., NY, pp 343-358
Evolution, Taxonomies and Species Evolution and Cognition. 1(1):11-26
The Mind-Brain Problem and the Physics of Reductionism In Self-Reference in Cognitive and Biological Systems, (L. Rocha, ed.), pp 29-44


Biology and the measurement problem Computers Chem. 20(1): 95-100

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