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Table of Contents

Life and persistence

Function and Metabolism

The Thought Experiment

Life as a dynamic system

Catalysis

What is catalysis?

What are solitons?

Solitons in biology

Scale invariance in biology

Structure, energy, unity and resonance

Application of catalysis 1

Application of catalysis 2

Life as catalysis

Ontology of consciousness

Fractal catalysis and autopoiesis 1

Fractal catalysis and autopoiesis 2

Bibliography

Minds, Brains & Catalysis:
A theory of cognition grounded in metabolism


Christopher J. Davia, c.j.davia@sussex.ac.uk

IS LIFE A SCALE INVARIANT PROCESS OF CATALYSIS?

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Life and persistence
  3. Function and metabolism: Is 'function' a redundant term?
  4. The thought experiment: Towards a redefinition of the life process
  5. Life as a dynamic system: Towards a scale invariant catalytic model
  6. Catalysis: Explaining persistence and coherence in complex living processes
  7. What is catalysis?
  8. What are solitons?
  9. Solitons in biology: Enzyme catalysis and the Davydov model of muscle function
  10. Scale invariance in biology
  11. Structure, energy, unity and resonance
  12. How can catalysis be applied to provide a model of cognition? - 1
  13. How can catalysis be applied to provide a model of cognition? - 2
  14. Life as catalysis: A unifying perspective
  15. The ontology of consciousness
  16. Fractal catalysis and autopoiesis - 1
  17. Fractal catalysis and autopoiesis - 2
  18. Bibliography