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Entropy - our best friend


  • Urban Kordes

    () (Faculty of education - University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


The paper tries to tackle the question of connection between entropy and the living. Definitions of life as the phenomenon that defies entropy are overviewed and the conclusion is reached that life is in a way dependant on entropy - it couldn't exist without it. Entropy is a sort of medium, a fertile soil, that gives life possibility to blossom. Paper ends with presenting some consequences for the field of artificial intelligence.

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  • Urban Kordes, 2005. "Entropy - our best friend," Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage:, vol. 3(1), pages 17-26.
  • Handle: RePEc:zna:indecs:v:3:y:2005:i:1:p:17-26

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    1. Hurwicz, Leonid & Richter, Marcel K., 1979. "An integrability condition with applications to utility theory and thermodynamics," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 7-14, March.
    2. Salamon, P. & Nulton, J.D. & Siragusa, G. & Andersen, T.R. & Limon, A., 2001. "Principles of control thermodynamics," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 307-319.
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    entropy; autopoiesis; life; living systems;


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