What is the sense of human effort in a world doomed by the arrow of time? If everything becomes nothing, why then should we do something?

The Systems View of Life

A Unifying Vision

Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi
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This volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework. Taking a broad sweep through history and across scientific disciplines, the authors examine the appearance of key concepts such as autopoiesis, dissipative structures, social networks, and a systemic understanding of evolution.