The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by António R. Damásio

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The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of regulating life within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other life-forms; and that inherent in the very chemistry of life is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Things offers us a new way of understanding the world and our place in it.



Title : The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
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ISBN : 0307908755
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 0 pages


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João Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2017

António Damásio (n. 1944) O português António Damásio (n. 1944) – médico, neurologista e neurocientista, é professor da cátedra David Dornsife de “Neurociência, Psicologia e Filosofia", e director do Brain and Creativity Institute na University os Southern California, em Los Angeles, Estados Unido...


Maria rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2018

António Damásio divide o livro em três partes: Parte I- A vida e a sua regulação homeostasia Consiste em olhar o individuo por dentro, desde as bactérias às enzimas e células nervosas, responde a questões puramente biológicas de como o individuo sente a dor física e como a mente perceciona essa do...


Ana Lúcia rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2017

"Os sentimentos, elos de ligação para com o mundo, que se estabelecem a partir das célebres emoções, estes recortes das mais pungentes vivências..."


Joana rated it ★★★☆☆

November 19, 2017

A very interesting book about how the nervous system formed and is connected to the body. It also talks about artificial intelligence and robots.





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