In MATURANA and VARELA view, autopoietic systems count with an inherent set of relations of self-reproduction, i.e.
1. "The relations of constitution "that determine the components produced, constitute the topology in which the autopoiesis is realized"
2. The relations of specificity "that determine that the components produced be specific ones defined by their participation in the autopoiesis"
3. The relations of order "that determine that the concatenation of the components in the relation of specification, constitution and order be the ones specified by the autopoiesis" (1980, p.88 – as quoted by R.N. ADAMS, 1988, p.82).
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