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What is Life and Living?


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Asilomar 1999 

SIG Chair:   John J. Kineman
43rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Sciences, at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, June 26 to July 2, 1999

Tuesday, June 29, 1999 (1:15 to 3:15 p.m.)

Paper Session

  • Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson and Roger Vounckx,  "Life as its own Tool for Survival"
  • John J. Kineman and Jesse R. Kineman , "Non-mechanical ontology in the explanation of organism and evolution"
  • Jaak Tepandi, "Requirements for a Software Agent System with Self-Consciousness"
  • Christine Hardy, "Complex Semantic Systems: Understanding Mind-in-the-world"

Tuesday, June 29, 1999 (3:45 to 5:45 p.m.)

Paper Session

  • Savely Savva, "Toward a Cybernetic Model of the Organism"
  • Ken Bausch, "Choreographing and Dancing Life"
  • Gary S. Metcalf, "A Critique of Social Systems Theory"
  • Carl Slawski,, "A Systemic Pragmatist Theory of the Meaning of Life"
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