Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11861/5796
Title: Reality is hierarchically organized: The recursive foundations of living systems and beyond
Authors: Dr. CONNOLLY, J. Patrick 
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: New York: Nova Science Publishers
Source: In Casanova, M. F., & Opris, I. (Eds.). (2019). Focus on systems theory research (pp. 151-170). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Abstract: Hierarchical recursive organization is a fundamental aspect of how the universe works. It forms part of a systems theory picture of reality as a steady emergence of new forms of organization over time, such as the emergence of living organisms from inorganic matter, and the emergence of consciousness, language and culture within the biological world. Each new emergent form of organization comes to change the way systems work, but each is nonetheless founded upon, and constrained by, all that came before. For a long time, living systems presented a challenge to this view, as it had historically been difficult to show how the regulation of living systems were founded upon accepted principles within physics. However, within the last twelve years, this has substantially changed. ...
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11861/5796
ISBN: 9781536145618
Appears in Collections:Counselling and Psychology - Publication

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