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The tree of knowledge : the biological roots of human understanding

Author: Humberto R Maturana; Francisco J Varela
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This text explores 'knowing how we know'. Its authors present a new view of cognition that has important social and ethical implications. They assert that the only world we humans can have is the one we create together through the actions of our coexistence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humberto R Maturana; Francisco J Varela
ISBN: 0877736421 9780877736424
OCLC Number: 24668881
Language Note: Translation of: El arbol del conocimiento.
Notes: Translation of: El arbol del conocimiento.
Description: 269 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Knowing how we know --
2. The organization of living things --
3. History: reproduction and heredity --
4. The life of metacellulars --
5. The natural drift of living beings --
6. Behavioral domains --
7. The nervous system and cognition --
8. Social phenomena --
9. Linguistic domains and human consciousness --
10. The Tree of Knowledge --
Afterword --
Glossary --
Sources of illustrations --
Index.
Other Titles: Arbol del conocimiento.
Responsibility: Humberto R. Maturana & Francisco J. Varela ; translated by Robert Paolucci ; foreword by J.Z. Young.
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This text explores 'knowing how we know'. Its authors present a new view of cognition that has important social and ethical implications. They assert that the only world we humans can have is the one we create together through the actions of our coexistence.

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