The Language of Life

Berlinski, D. (1985). The Language of Life. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-85-020

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This paper explores the idea that life comprises a language-like system. The arguments are carried out against the background of the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. The principal conclusion is the dilemma that if life is a language-like system, then certain concepts are missing from the Darwinian paradigm; if not, then Darwinian thought is suspicious in the sense that its principles do not naturally apply to cognate disciplines.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Science & Technology Program (STY)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:56
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12

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