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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Sep 05, Marijn Meijles rated it maturanna liked it. Aus heutiger Sicht ist die “neue” Denkweise eventuell nicht ganz so neu. However, the hand is only withdrawn as a result of the neuronal system re-establishing equilibrium. Nov 05, Ricardo Roman rated it it was amazing.

Arvvore result will be a history of mutual congruent changes as long as the autopoietic unity and its containing environment do not disintegrate: A small change in structure may occur to accommodate one new feature of the environment, but through an internal domino effect, alter the way an organism interacts with other features.

If -realized- they turn minds into prodigy. Aside from that, I can see the power of the systematic and scientifically framed discussion of the origins, limitations, and possibilities of cognition and think this is an awesome book. Structural dynamics allow observation, from which predictions can be made — those predictions can be limited by 1.

The main takeaway of this view, for myself, lies in short in its ability to present incredible insights into human cognition and behavior while making it clear how they are absolutely incompatible with traditional notions of ‘objectivity vs. His ultimate message is that human beings are biologically programmed for love, and that love and relationship in language is what makes us human.

The simplest neural systems allow detection of correlations between inputs on a sensory surface. We indicate this process when we call that organization that defines them an autopoietic organization. The beginning is the end. If you are at all interested in how we “work”. It begins by unmasking the ‘temptation of certainty’ in all branches of knowledge and proceeds thence to present ‘a coherent formulation of the foundation of communication as the biological being of man.

Through existing we “put forth a world” that is a result not of direct contact with “objective external realit This is the best book I’ve read probably since I began to read. The rest does have some nice insights but consists mostly of rather dry material sprinkled with some examples.


I like how this places competition and ‘selection’ which the book also teases out nicely in a broader context, and makes adaptation, rather than competition, the compelling feature of life. The external pain is a trigger only. Valeu a leitura e merece uma nova futura leitura.

This is the best book I’ve read probably since I began to read. ToK is not only more clearly written but is laden with examples, something lacking in the uncompromisingly sterile Autopoiesis and Cognition. 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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For me the good parts constitute the last two chapters and the afterword. I know that may seem like a petty complaint, given the nature of the book, but this is major leagues conceit we are talking about. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is not just that we are different because we learned different things. A mixture of dated scientific ideas, profound frameworks for thinking about living organisms, and unnecessarily complicated jargon, ToK is essentially the children’s menu version of Maturana and Varela’s Autopoiesis and Cognition papers on living organisms, communication, and consciousness.

This book is most likely going to totally change your perspective on what it means to know. How can I read it online? Copy creation from a mold is historical if iterated. Organisms must exhibit variance of the time scale of their environment and in a complementary “direction” in order to adapt remain coupled. Varela, in which he discusses the effect the book has had in the years since its first publication.

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This is the book that conheccimento 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. This situation is very different from what we usually find, where the phenomenon of explaining and the phenomenon explained belong conhrcimento different domains.

I could spend hours talking about it, but that might be mostly pointless – it is usually easier for one to read the book itself, and besides what I took away from it is not a result of the book by itself and my ‘interpretation’ of it, but rather -in fashion with the book itself- of my past experiences, that have helped shape my awareness of such ideas. With objectivity in parentheses, it is easy to do things together because one is not denying the other in the process of doing them.


The language is difficult and challenging and the concepts complex, it took me many attempts to get it, but worth the effort.

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In the end we happen, with our consciousness and so are obliged to bring it forth in a way that allows others to share it. Mar 03, Nick rated it it was amazing Shelves: As it is, the book comes across as an armchair philosopher’s extremely flamboyant attempt to reform science, which is weird, because I know the author is a fairly renowned scientist, who has published a decent number of pretty relevant empirically-based books such as “The Biology of Cognition”.

Environmental input is imply one maturaan “voice” in the “conversation” of internal dynamics.

This ongoing structural change occurs in the unity 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.

Does nervous system limit predictions? A conflict conhecimnto always a mutual negation. The overall result is that the ontogenetic transformation of a unity ceases only with its disintegration.

The world we perceive and think about cannot be any other than the one we put forth through our own cognition. To ask other readers questions about Tree of Knowledgeplease sign up.

This is because w others to share in it allows both us and them to retain knowledge and to retain their adaptation to the environment. Ob Peter Druckers “Communication is what the listener does” auch ihre Wurzeln hier hat?