**Errata:*** More Than Life Itself*

I fantasized the number of errors in *More Than Life Itself* to be zero, but hoped that it would be small, and that they would be slight and trivially fixable. My hopes were, fortunately, actualized. Tim Gwinn found many of the errors (for which I am grateful), and he first posted his list on his website panmere.com.

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**1** Praeludium

*p*.28 1.9 and write → and writes

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**2** Principium

*p*.56 **2.30** Let *f* and *g* be observable of *X*. → Let *f* and *g* be observables of *X*.

*p*.59** 2.36 **is and ordered pair → is an ordered pair

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**3** Continuatio

*p*.63 **3.5** if it satisfy → if it satisfies

*p*.72 *l*.-8 Hesse diagrams → Hasse diagrams

*p*.73 **3.27** Equivalently, lattice → Equivalently, a lattice

*p*.73 **3.28** Equivalently, lattice → Equivalently, a lattice

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**4** The Modelling Relation

*p*.97 *l*.-8 The encoding arrow *α* → The encoding arrow ε

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**5** Causation

*pp*.122–123 The second half of Section 5.16 has been rewritten.

(An overly stringent application of “a mapping uniquely determines its domain and co-domain” led to the disallowance of two modes of connection of two mappings. These restrictions are my oversight, and turn out to be unnecessary. I have since lifted them in a 2010 paper “Relational biology of symbiosis”, Axiomathes 20(4), 495-509.

springerlink.com/content/h481521x7264626l.

*p*.124 *l*.-2 because diagram (35) my → because diagram (35) may

*p*.130 *l*.14 If in they heart → If in thy heart

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**6** Topology

*pp*.140–141 Section 6.10 has been rewritten.

This is to allow the acceptance of the disallowed connections (see note on *pp*.122–123 above).

*p*.146 The *xi * in (30) is larger than the other symbols. Reduced.

*p*.141 **6.11** and (b) *G* has an Eulerian circuit → and (b) *G* has an Eulerian path

*p*.147 *ll*.6–7 Changed tab position so that ‘compositions’ fits in line 6.

*p*.156 The beginning of Section 6.24 has been rewritten

to mention pseudographs.

*p*.157 *ll*.8–9 it would force (65) → it would force (66)

*p*.157 *l*.10 but (65) contradicts → but (66) contradicts

*p*.157 *l*.-4 requires the *some*, → requires that *some*,

*p*.158 *l*.2 (61) → (67)

*p*.158 *l*.5 .. → .

*pp*.159–160 Discussion following Theorem 6.28 has been rewritten,

and a new Section 6.29 has been added.

Solid-headed arrow self-loops are discussed in detail.

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**7** The Category of Formal Systems

*p*.182 *l*.7 does not → do not

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**8** Simple Systems

*p*.213 *l*.4 a corresponding subsequence of program lengths

→ a corresponding subsequence with program lengths

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**11** Living Systems

*p*.259 Bertalanffy quote Hierarchical order is found → [Hierarchical order] is found

*The actual line is* “A similar hierarchy is found…”*, where the similarity refers to the subject of the previous sentence: *“One attractive scheme of hierarchical order (there are others) is that of Boulding (**Table 1.2**).”

*p*.260 **11.2** **“****Nothing comes from nothing.”** → **“****Ex nihilo nihil fit.****”**

*p*.281 **11.16 ****Traversability as a Relation Diagram **

→ **Traversability as a Relational Diagram**

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**13** Ontogenic

*p*.313 *l*.-4 my → may

*p*.314 *l*.-5 deploring → deploying

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**Appendix** Category Theory

*p*.344 *l*.-1 picture (1) → picture (2)

*p*.345 *l*.1 **A**-morphism commutativity → **A**-morphism associativity

*p*.355 *l*.2 an **B**-object → a **B**-object

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Bibliography

*p.*376 *l*.12 [2000] ‘Autobiographical…’ → [2006] ‘Autobiographical…’

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Index

*p*.381 *col*.2 *ll*.-6 332 → 332–333

*p*.385 *col*.1 *ll*.2–3 213–216–219 → 213–216, 219