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Work Meets LifeExploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems$
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Robert Levin, Simon Laughlin, Christina De La Rocha, and Alan Blackwell

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014120

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.001.0001

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Introduction: A Fresh Perspective on Work

Introduction: A Fresh Perspective on Work

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(p.1) Introduction: A Fresh Perspective on Work
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Work Meets Life
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Robert Levin

Simon Laughlin

Christina De La Rocha

Alan Blackwell

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.003.0010

This book investigates the possibility of an integrative study of work in living systems. It shows some aspect of how work gets done in living systems. Perspectives on some fundamentals of work in living systems are presented. It introduces at least one new question, one that can be asked of many different organisms, including humans, at many different levels of organization, and from the starting points of different disciplines in disparate fields: How does work get done? This book also explains how work can look different when explored from the perspective of life. An overview of the chapters included in this book is finally given.

Keywords:   living systems, work, integrative study, humans, life

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