F. ROBB considers morphogenesis as the basic process leading to emergence: "Morphogenesis, the emergence of a system of higher logical order or the construction of the existant order, involves dissipating much more free energy and would be a much more powerful attractor than morphostasis, providing, as it does, many positive amplifying feedback loops. Once the conditions are ripe for morphogenesis there must follow a cascade of events leading to a more efficient energy dissipating system "(1990, p.141).
Dissipation, in the BÉNARD's sense, produces structuration, i.e. the appearance of new "forms". In this way the use of the word " morphogenesis" (shaping of form) seems justifiable.
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