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Systems explained by Humberto Maturana

Updated Wednesday 18th May 2005

Humberto Maturana explains the differences between information transfer within biological and non-biological systems.

Part One

"(A system is) a totality (that) results from the boundary that arises from the preferential interaction between the elements that constitute a system."

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Part Two

"The constitution of a system immediately brings with it an environment or a surrounding in which it exists."

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Part Three

"Reflection is such a powerful triggering for change of state for getting out of any trap"

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