The Law of Maximum Entropy Production (LMEP), Evolution and Autocatakinetics: Rod Swenson Selected Papers and Abstracts Archive
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(1)  Swenson, R. (1989b). Emergent attractors and the law of maximum entropy production: Foundations to a theory of general evolution. Systems Research, 6,187-198.

(2)  Swenson, R. (1991). End-directed physics and evolutionary ordering: Obviating the problem of the population of one. In F. Geyer (Ed.), The Cybernetics of Complex Systems: Self- Organization, Evolution, and Social Change (pp. 41-60). Salinas CA: Intersystems Publications. (pdf)

(3)  Swenson, R. (1991b). Order, evolution, and natural law: Fundamental relations in complex system theory. In C. Negoita (Ed.), Cybernetics and Applied Systems (pp. 125-148). New York: Marcel Dekker Inc. (pdf)

(4)  Swenson, R. and Turvey, M.T. (1991). Thermodynamic reasons for perception-action cycles. Ecological Psychology, 3, 317-348. (pdf)

(5)  Swenson, R. (1992). Autocatakinetics, yes, autopoiesis, no: Steps towards a unified theory of evolutionary ordering. International Journal of General Systems, 21, 207-228. (pdf)

(6)  Swenson, R. (1997). 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)

(7)  Swenson, R. (1997). Evolutionary theory developing: The problem with Darwin’s dangerous idea,
Ecological Psychology, 9, 47-96.31 (Part 1 (pdf) , Part 2 (pdf))

(8) Swenson, R. (1998). Thermodynamics, evolution, and behavior. In G. Greenberg and M. Haraway (Eds.) The Handbook of Comparative Psychology (pp. 207-218 ). New York: Garland Publishing. (pdf)

(9)  Swenson, R. (1998). Spontaneous order, evolution, and autocatakinetics: The nomological basis for the emergence of meaning. In G. van de Vijver, S. Salthe, andM. Delpos (Eds.)  Evolutionary Systems (pp.155-180). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer. (pdf)

(10)  Swenson, R. (1999). Epistemic ordering and the development of 

space-time: Intentionality as a universal entailment. Semiotica, 127, 181-222. (pdf)

(11)  Swenson, R. (2000). Spontaneous order, autocatakinetic closure, andthe development of space-time. Annals New York Academy of Sciences, 901, 311-319. (pdf)

(12)  Swenson, R. (2009). The fourth law of thermodynamics: The law of maximum entropy production (LMEP). Chemistry 18, 333-339. (pdf)

(13) Swenson, R., (2010)  Selection is entailed by self-organization and natural selection is a special case. Biological Theory 5(2) ,167-181. (pdf)

(14) Swenson, R. (2011). Comment and reply on Annila and Salthe's "Physical foundations of evolutionary theory": Confusing the 2nd law and the 4th law and other issues, Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, 37(2), 115-119. (pdf)