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Ethical know-how : action, wisdom, and cognition

Author: Francisco J Varela
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Series: Writing science.
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This book addresses two of the most challenging problems facing contemporary neurobiology and cognitive science: first, understanding how we unconsciously execute habitual actions as a result of neurological and cognitive processes that are not formal actions of conscious judgement but part of a habitual nexus of systematic self-organization; second, creating an ethics adequate to our present awareness that there is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco J Varela
ISBN: 0804730326 9780804730327 0804730334 9780804730334
OCLC Number: 40714324
Notes: Originally presented as three lectures, delivered at the Università di Bologna.
Description: ix, 85 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Know-how and know-what --
On ethical expertise --
The embodiment of emptiness.
Series Title: Writing science.
Other Titles: Know-how per l'etica.
Responsibility: Francisco J. Varela.
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