Putting autopoietic bodies under pressure

Margarita Stapleton

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Abstract / Description of output

This commentary puts pressure on the “resistance to dissipation” criterion for Villalobos and Razeto-Barry’s conception of “autopoietic bodies.” It argues that resistance to dissipation can only be assessed against the backdrop of certain background conditions. If this is right then it is no longer so clear that systems not considered as autopoietic bodies but merely as autopoietic systems do not fulfill the requirements of being an autopoietic body.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
JournalAdaptive Behavior
Early online date28 Mar 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Mar 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • autopoiesis
  • autonomy
  • organism
  • living systems


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