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

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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.

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

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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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