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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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Dec 11, Darin Stevenson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another big idea here is the idea that adaptation is a conserved feature of living things. The nervous system, therefore, by its very architecture does not violate but enriches the operational closure that defines the autonomous nature of the living being.

That is why everything we said in this book, through our knowledge of our knowledge, implies an ethics that we cannot evade, an ethics that has its reference point in the awareness of the biological and social structure of human beings, an ethics that springs from human reflection and puts human reflection right at the core as a constitutive social phenomenon. We experience reality as autonomous unities in “structural coupling” with the environment which, for each of us, include other beings as well.

Its authors present a new view of cognition that has important social and ethical implications, for, they assert, the only world we humans can have is the one we create together through the actions of our coexistence.

Und sowieso muss ein Buch mit Bilder von Escher gut sein His u 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.

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The ” Tree of Knowledge” offers a strong and vareka theory about how simple principles of life eventually generate cognition and ultimately the conscious process of “knowing how we know”. We indicate this process when we call that organization that defines them an autopoietic organization. A nervous system expands our possible behaviors by inserting a network with a huge range of possible patterns between our sensory and motor surfaces.


The world we perceive and think about cannot be maturaha other than the one we put forth through our own cognition. This condition gives rise to possibilities of interaction, that in many lineages give rise to behaviour, and in some language, and in currently one circumstance knowledge of the actions the organism is doing as well as much action that is structural and uncontrolled by the consciousness- especially our cellular varsla on that give rise to that ability to know.

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Put on your philosophical training wheels and give “Tree of Knowledge” a spin! The knowledge of this knowledge constitutes the social imperative for a human-centered ethics.

Interested in cybernetics, theoretical biology, and philosophy but still find Dan Brown novels to require mental gymnastics?

I’m going to bring my cabbages to someone who understands my needs. Jan mafurana, Oliver Hodson rated it it was amazing. It begins by unmasking the ‘temptation of certainty’ in all branches of knowledge and proceeds thence to present ‘a coherent conhecimenfo of the foundation of communication as the biological being of man. It is the neuronal system that causes the hand to withdraw.

Ich habe das Buch gelesen, weil es viel zitiert wurde. Awe are all a product of our history. Ob Peter Druckers “Communication is what the listener does” auch ihre Wurzeln hier hat?

Through existing we “put forth a world” that is a result not of direct contact with “objective external reality” thus not a representational mind nor a fantasy of our imagination thus not a solipsistic dreamland. 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.

This ongoing structural change occurs in the katurana 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. We have thus completed the task we set for ourselves, namely, that a theory matudana knowledge ought to show how knowing generates the explanation of knowing.


Tree of Knowledge

I purposefully read this book three times in order to better comprehend as much as possible. Trivia About Tree of Knowledge.

Astonishing, and requires a few readings over years to get the ideas clearly. 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.

It is highly accessible, requires no prior understanding of its subjects conhecimneto 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. Make a label for your bookshelf: The overall result is that the ontogenetic transformation of a unity ceases only with its disintegration.

This is the best book I’ve read probably since I began to read. I think the big concept is autopoiesis, maturqna is that in living things there is an internal unity and divider between the living thing and the environment.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This, however, is much more rare.

The simplest neural systems allow detection of correlations between inputs on a sensory surface. To phrase it differently yet again, environmental stimuli modulate, they do not control. Amazing book on the building of complexity in biological beings. It is not just that maturqna are different because we learned different things. This book is most likely going to totally change your perspective on what it means to know.