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Tree of Knowledge The Biological Roots of Human Understanding

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ISBN-10: 0877736421

ISBN-13: 9780877736424

Edition: 3rd 1992 (Revised)

Authors: Humberto R. Maturana, francisco J. Varela, J. Z. Young

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"Knowing how we know" is the subject of this book. 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. 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. Varela, in which he discusses the effect the book has had in the years since its first publication.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.65" wide x 9.17" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Francisco Varela is Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique and Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, CREA, at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.