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(1992) Understanding origins, Dordrecht, Springer.

Is phylogeny recapitulating ontogeny?

Susan Oyama

pp. 227-232

There are three things I would like to accomplish in these comments. First, I would like to mention some of the larger issues addressed by Stuart Kauffnan's work. They are related to important questions in other fields; pointing out the relationships could be useful for finding the kinds of interdisciplinary connections to which this conference is devoted. Second, I will describe my own perspective on Kauffman's work; my interests are basically conceptual, not technical. Finally, I want to draw some parallels between arguments about phylogenetic and ontogenetic origins; these parallels cast additional light of Kauffman's endeavors.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-8054-0_12

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Oyama, S. (1992)., Is phylogeny recapitulating ontogeny?, in F. Varela & J. Dupuy (eds.), Understanding origins, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 227-232.

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