What are your thoughts on this little fellow? His usual themes are the relation between biology and psychology, which are all based in the idea that living beings are "autopoietic structures".
Btw he was nominated to the nobel for his groundbreaking work. Why haven't you read him /lit/?
Basically, it's a structurally defined system that produce itself and it's adapted to an environment.
This is the conceptual base to Maturana's argumentation about almost anything. The best thing is that in his books he quotes studies that affirm his possition. It's not just philosophical mumbo jumbo.
Start with "the three of knowledge".