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SELECTED REFERENCES (full text .pdf files for personal download where noted)

Swenson, R. (1988). Emergence and the principle of maximum entropy production: Multi-level system Meeting of the International Society for General Systems Research, 32.theory, evolution, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for General Systems Research, 32.
Swenson, R. (1989a). Engineering initial conditions in a self-producing environment. In A Delicate Balance: Technics, Culture and Consequences , M. Rogers and N. Warren (eds.), a68-73, IEEE Catalog No. 89CH291-4. Los Angeles: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Swenson, R. (1989b). Emergent evolution and the global attractor: The evolutionary epistemology of entropy production maximization. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of The InternationalzzSociety for the Systems Sciences, P. Leddington (ed)., 33(3), 46-53.
Swenson, R. (1989c). Engineering initial conditions in non-Newtonian human systems. Proceedings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, P. Leddington (ed.)., 33(3), 24-35.
Swenson, R. (1989d). Emergent attractors and the law of maximum entropy production: Foundations to a theory of general evolution. Systems Research, 6,187-1987.
Swenson, R. (1989e). Gauss-in-a-box: Nailing down the first principles of action. Perceiving Acting Workshop Review (Technical Report of the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action) 5, 60-63.
Swenson, R. (1990a). Evolutionary systems and society. World Futures, 30, 11- 16.
Swenson, R. (1990b). A robust ecological physics needs an ongoing crackdown on makers conjured out of thin air. Perceiving-Acting Workshop Review (Technical Report of the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action) 5(2), 24-30.
Swenson, R. (1991a). End-directed physics and evolutionary ordering: Obviating the problem of the population of one. In The Cybernetics of Complex Systems: Self-Organization, Evolution, and Social Change, F. Geyer (ed.), 41-60. Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publications.
Swenson, R. (1991b). Order, evolution, and natural law: Fundamental relations in complex system theory. In Cybernetics and Applied Systems, C. Negoita (ed.), 125-148. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc.
Swenson, R. and Turvey, M.T. (1991). Thermodynamic reasons for perception-action cycles. Ecological Psychology, 3(4), 317-348. Translated and reprinted in Perspectives on Affordances, xxxx M. Sasaki (ed.). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1998 (in Japanese). .pdf file here
Swenson, R. (1992). Autocatakinetics, yes-Autopoiesis, no: Steps towards a unified theory of evolutionary ordering. International Journal of General Systems, 21(2), 207-228.
Swenson, R. (1997a). Autocatakinetics, evolution, and the law of maximum entropy production: A principled foundation toward the study of human ecology. Advances in Human Ecology, 6, 1-46. .pdf file here
Swenson, R. (1997b). Evolutionary theory developing: The problem(s) with 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea', Ecological Psychology, 9 (1), 47-96.
Swenson, R. (1998a). Thermodynamics, evolution, and behavior. In The Handbook of Comparative Psychology, G. Greenberg and M. Haraway (eds.), Garland Publishing, New York.
Swenson, R. (1998b). Autocatakinetics, the minimal ontology, and the constitutive logic of ecological relations. Revue de la Pensee d'Aujour d'Hui (Japanese Journal of Contemporary Philosophy.), May, vol.25-6 (in Japanese).
Swenson, R. (1998c). Spontaneous order, evolution, and autocatakinetics: The nomological basis for the emergence of meaning. In Evolutionary Systems, G. van de Vijver, S. Salthe, and M. Delpos (eds.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
Swenson, R. (1999). Epistemic ordering and the development of space-time: Intentionality as a universal entailment. Semiotica, Volume 127 - 1-4 , pp. 181-222.
Matsuno, K. & R. Swenson (1999). Thermodynamics in the present progressive mode and it's role in the context of the origin of life. Biosystems.
Swenson, R. (2000). Spontaneous Order, Autocatakinetic Closure, and the Development of Space-Time. Annals New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 901, pp. 311-319, 2000. .pdf file here