The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love
The central concern of this book is us human beings. The authors? basic question is: ?How is it that we can live in mutual care, have ethical concerns, and at the same time deny all that through the rational justification of aggression?? The authors answer this basic question indirectly by providing a look into the fundaments of our biological constitution, concentrating on what they term the emotioning, the preferences of living that guide the flow of the systemic conservation through systemic reproduction of the manner of living conserved. Humberto Maturana is renowned for developing the theory of autopoesis. He was founder-director of the Laboratory for Experimental Epistemology and the Biology of Cognition at the University of Chile in Santiago.
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Preface by Humberto Maturana Romesfn
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acceptance aggression ancestors animals arises autopoiesis awareness basic become biology of love biosphere bodyhood causal chimpanzees circumstances coexistence components composite unity consensual coordinations coordinations of behavior coordinations of consensual cosmos course daily living distinguish domain of existence domination and submission emotioning entails entities epigenesis epigenetic evolutionary history expansion feature flow Frans de Waal fundament genetic constitution genetic drift happens Homo sapiens-amans Humberto Maturana lineage living in language living system living that defines loving human manipulation manner of living matristic Maturana mother/child relation mutual neotenic nervous system neuronal observer occurs ontogenic phenotype participate particular patriarchal culture political possible psychic existence psychic identity realization recursive interactions reflection rela relational domain relational dynamics relational space relations of activities result scientific explanations sexuality Societas spontaneous structural changes structural coupling structural determinism structural dynamics systemic conservation systemic dynamics systemic reproduction takes place temic tence tion totality trust understanding virtual realities