Boundaries and borders gone! But life goes on

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Abstract / Description of output

Unlike machines, living systems are distinguished by the continual destruction and regeneration of their boundaries and other components. Stable Markov blankets may be a real feature of the world, or they may be merely a construction of particular models, but they are neither a feature of organisms nor of any model that can capture the necessary conditions of their existence.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Early online date29 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • free energy principle
  • life
  • organicism
  • metabolism
  • Jonas


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