The Organism as a Semiotic and Cybernetic System
Here, the concept of sign is introduced as well as those of teleonomic and teleologic mechanisms. The crucial notions of information control and functional equivalence classes are worked out. Chemotaxis is studied as an example of biological cybernetic system. Finally, the notion of biological self is introduced.
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