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This book succeeds at using a relatively accessable framework and accessable language to lead the reader through what are quite challenging and perhaps counter-intuitive ideas about autopoesis and cognition. I purposefully read this book three conhecimehto in order to better comprehend as much as possible. Nov 28, M. This is the book that inspired me to give up fighting what I saw as mainstream unenlightened biological determinism in psychology, and enrol as a mature age student in psychology while a single parent of four.

Written for a general audience as well as for students, scholars, and scientists and abundantly illustrate “Knowing how we know” is the subject of this book.

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Complexity in inherent of living things, how simple unicelular being evolved to more complex ones and how the nervous system works. Heredity is the preservation of arvoe in a historical series of unities.

One of those rare books that are a lil hard to read but ones that change ones outlook to life. To other people you may seem too tolerant. It begins by unmasking the ‘temptation of certainty’ in all conhcimento of knowledge and proceeds thence to present ‘a coherent formulation of the foundation of communication as the biological being of man. The rest does have some nice insights but consists mostly of rather dry material sprinkled with some examples.

The two biologists go well arvord their original disciplines, delving into philosophy, spirituality and psychology, as examples of overlapping domains in this such essential but overlooked perhaps due to its complexity concept of cognition. Preview — Tree of Knowledge by Humberto R. This is so, not because autopoietic unities go against any aspect of physical phenomenology — since their molecular components must fulfil all physical laws — but because the phenomena they generate in functioning as autopoietic unities depend on their organization and the way this organization comes about, and not on the physical nature of their components which only determine the space of their existence.


Humberto Maturana is a Chilean biologist. This describes an mxturana new direction in understanding living symmetries and relational hypersystems. The rest of this review is a summary of the deep and profound wisdom I gleaned from the Chileans, so you may want to skip it if you haven’t read the book yet. Feb 27, Michael rated it really liked it. Published March 31st by Shambhala first published Amazing book on the building of complexity in biological beings.

I know that may seem like a petty complaint, given the nature of the book, but this is major leagues conceit we are talking about.

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Jul 15, James rated it did not like it. Along the way, we put together the building conhecimmento of an explanatory system capable of showing how the phenomena proper to living beings arise.

Books by Humberto R. Ob Peter Druckers “Communication is what the listener does” auch ihre Wurzeln hier hat? Valeu a leitura e merece uma nova futura leitura. For example, a given university may be a set of assets and liabilities, a collection of students, a football team, a physical space, or some combination of these things, depending on who you ask. An interesting book as it presupposes almost no knowledge and tries to explain a theory of cognition rooted in biology. Other people who don’t have previous experience with biology and sociology might enjoy it, but still I would have li An interesting book as it presupposes almost no knowledge and tries to explain a theory of cognition rooted in biology.


Put on your philosophical training wheels and give “Tree of Knowledge” a spin! Essentially, the book discusses autopoiesis — a process that the authors posit is universal by which objects in the physical world living and non-living incorporate information from their environment into themselves.

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Undoubtedly, it is at least the conceptual cherry in the maturrana intellectual cake I’ve been cooking for at least the past two years as I reflected upon and studied about justice, political philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, as well as, most notably recently, systems theory, complexity and cognitive science. However, if conhecimsnto others also put objectivity in parenthesesyou discover that disagreements can only be solved by entering a domain of co-inspiration, in which things are done together because the participants want to do them.

Apr 28, Joe Raimondo rated it it was amazing.

Lists with This Book. Overall, his work is concerned with the biology of cognition A small change in structure may occur to accommodate one new feature of the environment, but through an internal domino effect, alter the way an organism interacts with other features.

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The following passage from the last chapter of cnhecimento book helps illustrate my amazement a little, and will close this review: The world we perceive and think about cannot be any mxturana than the one we put forth through our own cognition.

May 17, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another big idea here is the idea that adaptation is a conserved feature of living things. Maturana, along with Francisco Varela and Ricardo B. This can be easily demonstrated.