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A Árvore do Conhecimento (Maturana & Varela, ). 1 like. Book. A Arvore Do Conhecimento – Humberto Maturana e Francisco Varela. MATURANA, H., Autopoiesis, structural coupling and cognition: a history of these and other notions MATURANA, H.; VARELA, F., De Máquinas e seres vivos: autopoiese, a organização do MATURANA, H.; VARELA, F., A árvore do conhecimento: as bases biológicas do entendimento humano [The tree of knowledge].

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I guess it goes to show that armchair-ing does have its uses too.

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It therefore needs to cover a lot of ground before arriving at the good parts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, if matuurana others also put objectivity in parenthesesyou discover that disagreements can only be solved by entering a domain of co-inspiration, in which things matursna done together because the participants want to do them.

I find it amazing how the authors are able to fit so many different topics into a meaningful cascade of concepts and theories that fits perfectly to their main conclusions, of cognitive processes as circular biological, social and linguistic phenomena inherent of living beings.

Jul 15, James rated it did not like it. If -realized- they turn minds into prodigy. Matruana purposefully read this book three times in order to better comprehend as much as possible.

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The external pain is a trigger only. This characterizes them as autonomous systems. Where neurons meet neurons or other cells we find a synapse. Ob Peter Druckers “Communication is what the listener does” auch ihre Wurzeln hier hat? Return to Book Page. Reproduction the fracture of a unity to create two unities of the same classhowever, is necessarily historical.

On one side there is a trap: It is 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 conhecimennto – or, rather, to be more aware of what you are, and what you are not.

This, however, is much more rare. I think the big concept is autopoiesis, which is that in living things there conhecimentoo an internal unity and divider between the living thing and the environment. A mixture of dated scientific ideas, profound frameworks for thinking about living organisms, and unnecessarily complicated jargon, ToK is essentially the children’s menu version of Maturana and Varela’s Autopoiesis and Cognition papers on living organisms, communication, and consciousness.


Written for a general 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.

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For me the good parts constitute the last two chapters and the afterword. This situation is very different from what we usually find, where the phenomenon of explaining and the phenomenon explained belong to different domains.

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.

That’s a minus in my book. 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.

Copy creation from a mold is historical if iterated. Books by Humberto R. If you are at all interested in how we “work”. We indicate this process when we call that organization that defines them an autopoietic organization. The beginning is the end. Both perspectives help t o understand the unity, the environment and their interactions, but both are perceived by observers. I’ve read that and am working through the book which, as well as anything else, is a useful primer for a layperson on cell formation, reproduction, evolutionary ‘drift’ and this will form the basis of a progression to more human behavioural and sociolinguistic phenomena with this biological base.

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However, the hand is only withdrawn as a result of the neuronal system cpnhecimento equilibrium. This ongoing structural change occurs in the unity from moment to moment, either as a change triggered by interactions coming from the environment in which it exists or as a result of its internal dynamics.

Along the way, we put together the building blocks of an explanatory system capable of showing how the phenomena proper to living beings arise. Uribe, is particularly known for creating the term “autopoiesis” about the self-generating, self-maintaining structure in living systems, and concepts such as structural determinism and structure coupling.


Undoubtedly, it is at least the conceptual cherry in the proverbial 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. Jun 28, Abailart rated it liked it. Tree of Knowledge by Humberto R.

It is not just that we are different because we learned different things. Utterly confused and lost partially in translation.

I’m going to bring my cabbages to someone who understands my needs. 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. But please, do read this. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Written for a general audience as well maaturana for students, scholars, and scientists and abundantly illustrate “Knowing how we know” is the subject of this book. Und sowieso muss ein Buch mit Bilder von Escher gut sein Ich habe das Buch gelesen, weil es viel zitiert wurde. The basic concept is autopoiesis, “Our proposition is that living beings are characterized in that, literally, they continually self-producing.

We have thus completed the task we set for ourselves, namely, that a theory of knowledge ought to show how knowing generates the explanation of knowing. Dec 11, Darin Stevenson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adaptation in response to a single change in the environment affects the organism in a global way. Aside from that, I can see the power of the systematic and scientifically framed discussion of the origins, limitations, and possibilities of cognition and think this is an awesome book.

Katurana, is particularly known for creating the term “autopoiesis” about the self-generating, self-maintaining structure in living systems, and f Humberto Maturana is a Chilean biologist.