By Alvaro Moreno,Matteo Mossio

Since Darwin, Biology has been framed at the proposal of evolution by means of traditional choice, which has profoundly inspired the clinical and philosophical comprehension of organic phenomena and of our position in Nature. This ebook argues that modern biology may still development in the direction of and revolve round a good extra primary notion, that of autonomy. organic autonomy describes dwelling organisms as organised structures, that are capable of self-produce and self-maintain as built-in entities, to set up their very own pursuits and norms, and to advertise the stipulations in their lifestyles via their interactions with the environment.

Topics lined during this booklet contain agency and organic emergence, organisms, employer, degrees of autonomy, cognition, and a glance on the historic measurement of autonomy. the present improvement of clinical investigations on self sufficient corporation demands a theoretical and philosophical research. this may give a contribution to the elaboration of an unique knowing of existence - together with human existence - on the earth, commencing new views and permitting fecund interactions with different current theories and methods. This booklet takes up the challenge.

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