Literature

How to distinguish between an autonomous system and its environment

Beer, R. D. (2004). Autopoiesis and cognition in the game of life. Artificial Life, 10(3), 309-326.

Beer, R. D. (2015). Characterizing autopoiesis in the game of life. Artificial life, 10:3, 309-326.

Di Paolo, E. (2009). Extended life. Topoi28(1), 9-21.

Virgo, N., Egbert, M. D., & Froese, T. (2009). The role of the spatial boundary in autopoiesis. In Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann (pp. 240-247). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Origins of life related research that relates to Enactivist views.

Fernando, C., & Rowe, J. (2008). The origin of autonomous agents by natural selection. Biosystems91(2), 355-373.

Egbert M. D., Pérez-Mercader J. (2016) Adapting to Adaptations: Behavioural Strategies that are Robust to Mutations and Other Organisational-Transformations. Scientific Reports. 2016;6. Article number: 18963.

Froese, T., Virgo, N., & Ikegami, T. (2014). Motility at the origin of life: Its characterization and a model. Artificial life20(1), 55-76.

Morowitz, H., & Smith, E. (2007). Energy flow and the organization of life. Complexity13(1), 51-59.

Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Peretó, J., & Moreno, A. (2004). A universal definition of life: autonomy and open-ended evolution. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere34(3), 323-346.

Virgo, N., Egbert, M. D., & Froese, T. (2009). The role of the spatial boundary in autopoiesis. In Advances in Artificial Life. Darwin Meets von Neumann (pp. 240-247). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Normativity and quantifying viability in autonomous or autopoietic systems.

Agmon, E., Gates, A. J., & Beer, R. D. (2015). Ontogeny and adaptivity in a model protocell. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015 (ECAL 2015) (Vol. 13, pp. 216-223).

Barandiaran, X. E., & Egbert, M. D. (2014). Norm-establishing and norm-following in autonomous agency. Artificial Life20(1), 5-28.

Barrett, N. F. The Normative Turn in Enactive Theory: An Examination of Its Roots and Implications. Topoi, 1-13.

Big-picture: branches of Enaction (biological, behavioural) and their relationship(s)

Barandiaran, X. E. (2016). Autonomy and Enactivism. Towards a theory of sensorimotor autonomous agency. Topoi, in press.

Bickhard, M. H. (2016). Inter-and En-activism: Some thoughts and comparisons. New Ideas in Psychology41, 23-32.

Daniel D. Hutto (2015) REC: Revolution Effected by Clarification Topoi.

Villalobos, M., & Ward, D. (2015). Living systems: Autonomy, autopoiesis and enaction. Philosophy & Technology28(2), 225-239.