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By H. R. Maturana, Francisco J. Varela

What makes a dwelling procedure a residing approach? what sort of organic phenomenon is the phenomenon of cognition? those questions were usually thought of, yet, during this quantity, the authors think of them as concrete organic questions. Their research is daring and provocative, for the authors have built a scientific theoretical biology which makes an attempt to outline dwelling structures no longer as items of commentary and outline, nor whilst interacting structures, yet as self-contained unities whose in basic terms reference is to themselves. The final result in their investigations and in their residing structures as self-making, self-referring self reliant unities, is they came across that the 2 questions have a standard solution: dwelling platforms are cognitive platforms, and residing as a method is a means of cognition. the results of their investigations is a totally new point of view of organic (human) phenomena. through the investigations, it was once stumbled on entire linguistic description concerning the ‘organization of the living’ used to be missing and, in reality, used to be hampering the reporting of effects. for this reason, the authors have coined the be aware ‘autopoiesis’ to exchange the expression ‘circular organization’. Autopoiesis conveys, on its own, the important function of the association of the dwelling, that is autonomy.

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Of course, one must also say that Nietzsche chooses 'will' because he thinks our human will a potentially most-revealing case. Thus WP490 [1885]: "the only force there is, is of the same \gleicher} kind as the will". But we need to learn to understand this human will better. 1 Power as growth in activity I take it to be evident from the expression itself that 'will to power' is a potency for something, a directedness toward some end. 10 Above all, it's to grasp how they're aimed at power, an end somehow essential to them.

9. Of course, one must also say that Nietzsche chooses 'will' because he thinks our human will a potentially most-revealing case. Thus WP490 [1885]: "the only force there is, is of the same \gleicher} kind as the will". But we need to learn to understand this human will better. 1 Power as growth in activity I take it to be evident from the expression itself that 'will to power' is a potency for something, a directedness toward some end. 10 Above all, it's to grasp how they're aimed at power, an end somehow essential to them.

But we need to learn to understand this human will better. 1 Power as growth in activity I take it to be evident from the expression itself that 'will to power' is a potency for something, a directedness toward some end. 10 Above all, it's to grasp how they're aimed at power, an end somehow essential to them. 11 He adopts these terms from biology and physics and means to build on the sense they have there: "The victorious [physicists'] concept 'force' . . still needs to be completed: an inner world must be ascribed to it, which I designate as 'will to power'" [WP619: 1885].

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