“Towards a possible Algorithmic-Info-Computational Explanation of the Notion of Life”
Different explanations on notion of life are in offer. Biology, for instance, propose theories about the origin of the life; hard sciences explain the complex processes of the life; philosophy and theology offer ontological and epistemological definitions on life. But, is it the notion of life about ontological/epistemological conceptualization? Is it about biological evolution? Is it about complex processes? Is it about taking optimal decisions? The answer to these questions, in this paper is that the notion of life is about all these issues and more, in the strictest sense of emergentism: “[…] more than the sum of the properties of their parts” (Mill, 1943), and the support for this answer, is the construction of a constructivist theory named New Computationalism (NC).