SEMANTIC CLOSURE 3)5)
Self-catalysis of language and autopoiesis in its uses.
"An entanglement of symbolic controls and material constraints which is closed on its semantics". (H. PATTEE, 1982)
Semantic closure results of the interactions between basic constraints in a language.
H. PATTEE, who introduced this quite abstract notion, applies it to any kind of languages, starting with molecular biology. He writes: "A generalized language might therefore be characterized in a simple chain of constraints that controls the construction of complex patterns" (in KLIR, 1991, p.583-85).
In a human language for instance, there are phonetic constraints at one level and orthographical, grammatical and syntactical ones at other levels.
Semantic closure is characteristic of self-reproducing organisms. L.M. ROCHA comments: "The principle of semantic closure entails symbolic messages that code for compounds of material parts, which will themselves organize" (1996, p.380)
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