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A conflict is always a mutual negation. Does nervous system limit predictions? Uribe, is particularly known for maturanna the term “autopoiesis” about the self-generating, self-maintaining structure in living systems, and concepts such as structural determinism and structure coupling. Conversely, each time we refer to a unity in our descriptions, we are implying the operation of distinction that defines it and makes it possible.

Conhecimentto could spend hours talking about it, but that might be mostly pointless – it is usually easier for one to read the book itself, and besides what I took away from it is not a result of the book by itself and my ‘interpretation’ of it, but rather -in fashion with the book itself- of my past experiences, that have helped shape my awareness of such ideas.

It dl highly accessible, requires no prior understanding of its subjects beyond basic high school biologyand will enable you, if you give yourself into it, to become someone new – or, rather, to be more aware of what you are, and what you are not.

Nov 28, M. We indicate this process when we call the organizations that defines them an autopoietic organization.

Written for a ro audience as well as for students, scholars, and scientists and abundantly illustrated with examples from biology, linguistics, and new social and cultural phenomena, this revised edition includes a new afterword by Dr.


Hence, the only possibility for coexistence is to opt for a broader perspective, a domain of existence in which both parties fit in the bringing forth of a common world. Where neurons meet neurons or other cells we find a synapse. For instance, the overall tone of the book was extremely arrogant.

May 17, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: It begins by unmasking the ‘temptation of certainty’ in all branches of knowledge and proceeds thence to present ‘a coherent formulation of the foundation of communication as the biological being of man. The authors present a unified theory of cognition and concept formation, that can be extended to explain knowledge, knowing, social interactions.

His ultimate message is that human beings are biologically programmed for love, and that love and relationship in language is what makes us human. Replication, copy, and reproduction can be distinguished by the amount of historicity in each process. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is cited in many other ones and should be read by everyone looking for a better understanding of biology basics.

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If -realized- they turn minds into prodigy. 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. The ” Tree of Knowledge” offers a strong and coherent theory about how simple principles of life eventually generate cognition ravore ultimately the conscious process of “knowing how we know”.

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 arvode their environment into themselves.

Maturana, along with Francisco Varela and Ricardo B. Along the way, we put together the building blocks of an explanatory system capable of showing how the phenomena proper to living beings arise. On the other side there is another trap: The two biologists go well beyond 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.


A árvore do conhecimento, cap. 5 e 6 (Maturana e Varela) by Angélica Santos on Prezi

Humberto Maturana is a Chilean biologist. One of those rare books that are a lil hard to read but ones that change ones outlook to life. All in all, a book that’s almost quite completely entirely unlike a something that is superficially similar to a masterpiece. On one side there is a trap: This, however, is much more rare.

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How can I read it online? If you are interested in cybernetics, whole systems, evolution, epistemology, or any related discipline then this book would be at home on your bookshelf. Organisms must exhibit variance of the time scale of their environment and in a complementary “direction” in order to adapt remain coupled.

It may seem obvious to look at me, carve a 2D surface over my skin, and call me a closed system, but give me a week without a consistent supply of low-entropy energy and I’ll quickly succumb to the second law of thermodynamics. For that, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone at all with more than a cursory interest in science, thought or society.