Compiled by D. C. Mikulecky

(Updated August 26, 1998 - New entries in bold type)


Taped Interview With Robert Rosen: 1997

The Origin: N. Rashevsky


Topology and life: In search of general mathematical principles in biology and sociology, Bull.

Math. Biophys. 16: 317-348.

Works by Robert Rosen


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. Biophysics 21: 71-96.Some Further Comments on the DNA-Protein Coding Problem." Bull. Math. Biophysics 21, 289-297.


Some Further Comments on the DNA-Protein Coding Problem: A Correction and a Note. Bull. Math. Biophysics 22, 199-205. 1960.A Quantum-Theoretic Approach to Genetic Problems. Bull. Math. Biophysics 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. Biophysics 23, 305-318.

On the Role of Chemical Systems in the Microphysical Aspects of Primary Genetic Mechanisms. Bull. Math. Biophysics 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.

Self-reproducing automaton (Letter to the editor), 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. Biophysics 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.


Some Comments on Re-establishability." Bull. Math. Biophysics 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. Biophysics 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.


On analogous systems, Bull. Math. Biophys. 29: 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. 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. Biophysics 30, 493-499.


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.

Hierarchical Systems in Biology & Comments on the Use of the Term Hierarchy. Hierarchical Structures. 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.


  A Note on Sub-Assembly Processes. J theor. Biology 28, 415-422.

Self-Sorting of Isotropic Cells. (with R. D. Campbell, R. Gordon, H. Martinez, M. Ycas, N. Goel) J. theor. Biol.28:423-468.

Some Comments on the Concepts of Regulation and Positional Information in Morphogenesis. Int. J. Syst. Science 2: 325-340.


Some realizations of (M,R)-systems and their interpretation, Bull. Math. Biophs. 33:303-319.


Some Relational Cell Models: The Metabolism-Repair System." Chapter 4 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 217-253. N.Y. & London, Academic Press.

Tribute to Nicolas Rashevsky 1899-1972. Progress in Theoretical Biology 2. N.Y., Academic Press.

Introduction to Foundations of mathematical Biology Vol. 1, xiii-xxv. N.Y. & London, Academic Press.

Quantum Genetics. Chapter 3 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 1, 215-252. N.Y. & London, Academic Press.

Morphogenesis. Chapter 1 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 1-77. N.Y. & London, Academic Press.

Mechanics of Epigenetic Control." Chapter 2 of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 2, 79-140. 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.


On the dynamical realization of (M,R) systems, Bull. Math. Biol. 35:1-9.

On the relation between structure and functional descriptions of biological systems, In Thephysical 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. Biophysics 34: 337-341.

Some Comments on Observability and Related Topics. Int. J. Sys. Science 4: 65-75.

On the Generation of Metabolic Novelties in Evolution." Biogenesis-Evolution-Homeostasis. Springer-Verlag. 1973.

Mathematical Aspects of Some Cardiovascular Phenomena. Chapter 2A of Foundations of Mathematical Biology Vol. 3, 97-171. NY & London, Academic Press.

The Principle of Adequate Design. Chapter 2B. -Ibid. 143-175.

A Unified Approach to Physics, Biology, and Sociology. Chapter 2C. -Ibid. 177-190.

Is There a Unified Mathematical Biology? Chapter 5. -Ibid. 361-393.

On the 'Convergence' Theory." Center Report. CSDI,CA. p. 28. February.


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. 1974.

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." CSD'L Paper. Quart. Bull. theor. Biology 7, #1. and Int. J. Gen. Systems 1, #2, 93-103.

On the Identification of 'User Groups' for Socio-Economic Control Models." CSDI Paper. Quart. Bull.  theor. Biology 7, #1.

RETITLED: "Systems Approaches and Environmental Problems." Hans W. Göttinger, Ed. Proceedings of International Symposium. Germany.

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, 229-232.

Biological Systems as Organizational Paradigms. Int. J. Gen. Systems 1, 165-174. CSDI Paper.

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)." (with Ru-Shouh Lou). J. Theor. Biology 46, 587-589.


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." 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. 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.

0n the Sensitivity of Biodynamical Interactions to Parameter Variations. Math. BioSciences 28, 237-242.

A Note on the Cross-reactivity of Antibodies. J. Theor. Biology 60: 177-182.

On Rate-sensitive Chemoreceptor Systems and the Origin of the Immune Response." J. Theor. Biology 62: 429-445.

Structural Stability, Alternate Descriptions and Information. J. Theor. Biology 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.


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.

In: Yearbook of the Estonian Naturalists' Society: Problems of the Theoretical Biology 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 System Property. Int. J. Gen. Systems 3: 227-232.

Complexity and System Description. 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. biology 39: 629-632.

Book Review: E. C. Zeeman: Catastrophe Theory: Selected Papers 1972-1977. Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1977. Bull. Math. Biology 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.

L. Edelstein and ____________, Enzyme substrate recognition, J. theor. Biol. 73: 181-204.

Dynamical Similarity and the Theory of Biological Transformations." Bull. Math. Biology 40: 549-579.

On Anticipatory Systems. Journal of Social and Biological Structures 1, 155-162.

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. Biology 40, 873-875.

Letter to the Editor: A Comment on the Richardson-Miekisz Field Theory of Thermodynamics. Bull. Math. Biology 40:425-425.


Some comments on activation and inhibition, Bull. Math. Biol. 41:427-445.

I. W. Richardson and _________, Aging and the metrics of time, J. theor. Biol. 79: 415-423.

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.1' 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. Journal of Social and Biological Structures 1, 163-180.

Some Comments on Activation and Inhibition. Bull. Math. Biology 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. Biology 41: 759.

Letter to the Editor: Patching and Capping of Cell Membrane Receptors as Examples of Morphogenetic Movement. J. theor. Biology 80, 149-153.

von Bertalanffy Lecture." Behavioral Science, 24, 238-249. (Old Trends, New Trends)

A Comment on Structural Stability. Int. J. Gen. Systems 5, 185-187.

Conversation: A Question of Physics: Conversations in Physics and Biology. Paul Buckley & F. David Peat, Eds. University of Toronto Press. Toronto.


Morphogenesis in Networks? 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. 5, 527-540.

Book Review: R. Aris: Mathematical Modelling Techniques: Research Notes in Mathematics #24. Fearon-Pitman Publishers, Inc., Belmont, California 1978. Bull. Math. Biology 42: 277-281.

On Control and Optimal Control in Biodynamic Systems. Bull. Math. Biology 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.


Letter to the Editor: On a Unified Approach to Pattern Generation". Bull. Math Biol. 43, 513-516.


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.

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 Morphogenisis. 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.


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. 171-175.

Also 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.

Book Review: George W. Swan: Applications of Optimal Control Theory in Biomedicine. Marcel Dekker, Inc., NY & Basel 1984. The Quart. Rev. of Biol. 60: 125.

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.


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. Math. Analysis & Applications. (Bellman Memorial Volume) 119(1/2) pp. 203-222.

Book Review: J. A. Jacquez: Compartmental Analysis in Biology and Medicine. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1985. Quart. Rev. Biol. 61(2): 245.

Book Review: R.F. Brown: Biomedical Systems Analysis: Via Compartmental Concept. Abacus Press, Tunbridge Wells & Cambridge Mass., 1985. Quart. Rev. Biol. 61(3) 447.


On the scope of syntactics in mathematics and science: the machine metaphor, 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.


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. Computational & Applied Mathematics 22, pp. 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.


The roles of necessity in biology, in Newton to Aristotle: Toward a theory of models for livingsystems, (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.

What Can We Know? Proceedings of 1989 Abisko Workshop 'Prediction and Explanation', Abisko, Sweden, May 15-19.

On Models and Modelling". Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Chicago, IL, August 2-5.


What can we know? In Beyond Belief: Randomness, Prediction and Explanation in Science, (J. L. Casti and A. Karlqvist, eds.) pp 1-13.


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 Psychomimesis. J. theor. Biol. 171: 87-92.

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.

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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Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life,Columbia Univ. Press, NY, 1991.

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