Cover: Reflections on the Concept of Life.

Reflections on the Concept of Life.

Published 1969

by J. M. Burgers

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A discussion of the mental aspects of life as they relate to biological phenomena and the laws of physics. The concepts introduced here arise from the theory that mental phenomena are essential in human life, that all aspects of them penetrate all forms of life, and that consequently the realm of biology must be extended so as to provide room for their consideration. Since the language and philosophy of physics contain no terms for the analysis of these features, notions from general language are employed, i.e., the notions of aim or purpose, of being obliged to choose, of anticipation, and complementarity. While such notions are not entirely free from ambiguity, they are clarified by the nature of their interrelations. 27 pp. (KB)

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