Books about the operator theory


Evolution and transitions in complexity. The science of hierarchical organization in nature.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2012). Spinger, 295 pp.

De Soortenstorm. Het nut van biodiversiteit in evolutionair perspectief.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2012). KNNV Publisher, 120 pp.

The pursuit of complexity. The utility of biodiversity from an evolutionary perspective.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2012). KNNV Publisher, 120 pp.

The Operator Hierarchy. A chain of closures linking matter, life and artificial intelligence.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2010). Alterra Scientific Publications, PhD thesis Radboud University Nijmegen.

Contributions to books


Contributions of the Operator Hierarchy to the field of biologically driven mathematics and computation.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2012, in press). In: Integral Biomathics: Tracing the Road to Reality

Peer reviewed publications about the operator theory


General laws and centripetal science
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2014). European Review 22: 113-144 (2014).

The Role of Logic and Insight in the Search for a Definition of Life
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2012). J. Biomol Struct Dyn 29(4), 619-620 (2012).

Explaining the origin of life is not enough for a definition of life.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2010). Foundations of Science 16: 327-329.

The Issue of “Closure” in Jagers op Akkerhuis’s Operator Theory.
Van Straalen N.M (2010). Foundations of Science: 16: 319-321.

Definitions of Life are not Only Unnecessary, but they can do Harm to Understanding.
Hengeveld R. (2010). Foundations of Science 16:323-325.

Towards a hierarchical definition of life, the organism, and death.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2010). Foundations of Science 15: 245-262.

The Operator Hierarchy: Evolution Beyond Genes.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2009). Abstract of a poster presentation at ECAL 2009, Budapest.

Analysing hierarchy in the organisation of biological and physical systems.
Jagers op Akkerhuis G.A.J.M. (2008). Biological reviews 83: 1-12

Extrapolating a hierarchy of building block systems towards future neural network organisms.
Jagers op Akkerhuis, G.A.J.M. (2001). Acta Biotheoretica 49: 171-189.

Technische intelligentie is volgend stadium in de evolutie.
Jagers op Akkerhuis, G.A.J.M. (2001). Essaybundel Kennisdisseminatie (Dutch)

Using ‘resource dominance’ to explain and predict evolutionary success.
Jagers op Akkerhuis, G.A.J.M, Damgaard C. (1999). Oikos 87:609-614.

Operators, the Lego-bricks of nature, evolutionary transitions from fermions to neural networks.
Jagers op Akkerhuis, G.A.J.M., van Straalen N.M. (1999). World Futures, The journal of general evolution (53: 329-345).