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    Peter T. Macklem & Andrew Seely (2010). Towards a Definition of Life. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):330-340.
    Because biologists are concerned with life in all its forms, and physicians deal with life and death on a daily basis, it is crucial that they explicitly understand what life is. Nevertheless, a clear idea of what life means remains elusive, and there is no universally accepted definition. Therefore, we offer our own: Life is a self-contained, self-regulating, self-organizing, self-reproducing, interconnected, open thermodynamic network of component parts which performs work, existing in a complex regime which combines stability and adaptability in (...)
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  2. Timothy Macklem (2015). Law and Life in Common. OUP Oxford.
    How can law help build community? Don't people typically have good reason to pursue their own courses at the cost of life in common? This book goes beyond the familiar debates in jurisprudence, exploring the ways in which the rational appeal of law requires the support of other means of persuasion, most obviously enforcement, but also beguilement.
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