The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures Review

From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture.

The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology 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 primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry 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. In The Strange Order of Things, Damasio gives us a new way of comprehending the world and our place in it.

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  • João Carlos

    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 ...

  • Charlene

    This is a hugely important book and one worth reading. Why? Because Damasio has joined the ranks of scientists such as Nick Lane (mentioned in the book) and Jeremy England (not mentioned) who are givi...

  • Gary

    This book provides an incredibly good way to think about order, origins of life and life. Anytime one can look at a problem coherently from a different perspective one can develop a deeper insight and...

  • Maria Ferreira

    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...

  • Owlseyes

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  • Peter Mcloughlin

    A grand narrative but with little meat. It reads like someone's philosophical musings on the grand arc of earth history but with little in the way of substantially new insights just another recapitula...

  • Mehrsa

    Such a cool and thought-provoking book, but a bit sloppy and unclear. The book explores the role of feelings guiding us through evolution and what the implications are for cultural evolution. I have r...

  • Rita

    Adoro como o Damásio explica tudo de forma tão fácil e inteligível. Como eu não hei-de gostar de um autor que diz com toda a convicção que o segredo da Humanidade top é se definitivamente conj...

  • P Michael N

    António Damásio presents an astonishing and counter-intuitive yet immediately logical/obvious perspective on how human cultures and civilization as we know it have come about. He argues that homeost...

  • Erik

    The Strange Order of Things is my first book by Damásio, but it was a bit of a disappointment. It tries to synthesize the entire evolutionary history from RNA-based precursors of modern life over bac...