Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 110–112
Autopoiesis: A Concept With Even More Far-Reaching Consequences for Evolutionary Theory

Jörg Räwel

Log in download the full text in PDF

> Citation > Similar > References > Add Comment


Open peer commentary on the article “Natural Drift: A Minimal Theory with Maximal Consequences” by Jorge Mpodozis. Abstract: I appreciate the consistency in Mpodozis’s theoretical approach. However, by assuming that autopoiesis can only be applied to the molecular mode of operation of organisms, he fails to exploit the potential of autopoiesis for elucidating evolutionary theory.


Räwel J. (2022) Autopoiesis: A concept with even more far-reaching consequences for evolutionary theory. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 110–112. https://constructivist.info/18/1/110

Export article citation data: Plain Text · BibTex · EndNote · Reference Manager (RIS)


Cadenas H. & Arnold-Cathalifaud M. (2015) The autopoiesis of social systems and its criticisms. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 169–176. http://constructivist.info/10/2/169
Luhmann N. (1995) Social systems. Translated by John Bednarz, Jr. and Dirk Baecker. Stanford University Press, Stanford CA. German original published in 1984. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Maturana H. R. (1981) Autopoiesis. In: Zeleny M. (ed.) Autopoiesis: A theory of living organization. Westview Press, Boulder CO: 21–33. https://cepa.info/557
Maturana H. R. (2014) Understanding social systems? Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 187–188. https://constructivist.info/9/2/187
Maturana H. R. (2015) What is sociology? Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 176–179. http://constructivist.info/10/2/176
Mayr E. (1969) The biological meaning of species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 1: 311–320. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Räwel J. (2017) The relationship between social and biotic evolution: The evolution of autopoietic systems. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 24(1): 33–53. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Räwel J. (2020) The origin of species through system differentiation: The evolution of living autopoietic systems. Kybernetes 49(10): 2365–2383. https://cepa.info/7540
Urrestarazu H. (2014) Social autopoiesis? Constructivist Foundations 9(2): 153–166. http://constructivist.info/9/2/153

Comments: 0

To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.