The organism and its double: An approach to the individual

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The individual is certainly the most complex entity that we know until now. Current research converges on a triad-like understanding of the biological individual as an interface of a mechanism and an ecosystem. The present article wants to propose a more generic concept of individual by integrating the functional role of its qualitative characteristics. Modules-problems ensuing from this generic model will serve as a matrix in the elaboration of a future integral biomathics, while category theory will be its syntactic base. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in biophysics and molecular biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013


  • Autopoiesis
  • Biomathics
  • Category theory
  • Individual
  • Qualia


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