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The Principles of Life

Tibor Ganti

Eors Szathmary and James Griesemer (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

What is life? What are the essential differences between the living and non-living systems? The exact scientific answers to these ancient questions are indispensable preconditions for the ... More


Levels of life and death

T. Gánti

in The Principles of Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces some of the concepts central to Génti's main argument, and illustrates how the core problem of the nature of the living state applies at many levels of life. Topics discussed ... More


The nature of life

T. Gánti

in The Principles of Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is a revised version of the second part (‘Solutions’ of Gánti's book Contra Crick, or The Essence of Life. Responding to Crick's ‘panspermia’ hypothesis of his book Life Itself: Its ... More


The unitary theory of life

T. Gánti

in The Principles of Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter develops the chemoton theory. Central to this is an account of ‘life criteria’, which serves to articulate the basic philosophy of units of life that encompasses everything philosophers ... More


The biological significance of Gánti’s work in 1971 and today

Eörs Szathmáry

in The Principles of Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the biological significance of Gánti's work. It argues that the chemoton satisfies the life criteria. Gánti offers the simplest possible solution to metabolism/homeostasis, and ... More


The philosophical significance of Gánti′s work

James R. Griesemer

in The Principles of Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198507260
eISBN:
9780191584886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507260.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the philosophical significance of Gánti's work. The chemoton's functioning as a model depends in the life criteria to give it engineering ‘blueprint sense’ and the life criteria ... More


Viral Individuality and Limitations of the Life Concept

David C. Krakauer and Paolo Zanotto

in Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182683
eISBN:
9780262282093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182683.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the formulation and potential of Tibor Gánti’s chemoton theory as a platform for theoretical and empirical modeling and simulation of artificial living systems. It discusses Gá ... More


The Essence of Life

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter briefly explores the potential mechanisms underlying a transition from inanimate matter to life. First of all, the structure of a minimal cell is discussed, according to chemoton theory ... More


The Theory of Life’s Origins

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Theoretical studies (philosophy, mathematical modelling, computer simulations, genomics and bioinformatics) have had a profound influence on our understanding of life’s origins. Replication-first and ... More


A synthesis for the Origin of Life

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter 7 is a culmination of the previous six chapters. A broad outline of the origin of life in eight steps is sketched out by integrating the information in the previous chapters. The key steps ... More


What is Life?

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmáry

in The Major Transitions in Evolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502944
eISBN:
9780191919237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502944.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Imagine that, when the first spacemen step out of their craft onto the surface of one of the moons of Jupiter, they are confronted by an object the size of a horse, rolling towards them on wheels, ... More


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