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Dissipative systems and living bodies

Título de la revista: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR
ISSN: 1059-7123
Volumen: 28
Número: 1
Páginas: 47 - 48
Fecha de publicación: 2020
I agree with Villalobos and Razeto-Barry's main argument that living beings are autopoietic bodies. I suggest, however, that if we apply this definition of life to a consideration of living beings as dissipative systems, we find opportunities for further refinement. I propose that living bodies are autopoietic bodies that maintain themselves by using their boundaries to control their constituent processes of dissipative adaptation.