The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love

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Imprint Academic, 2008 - Philosophy - 227 pages
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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General Reflection
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Prologue
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Humberto Maturana is renowned for developing the concept of autopoesis and for his foundational experiments on visual perception. He was founder-director of the Laboratory for Experimental Epistemology and the Biology of Cognition at the University of Chile in Santiago. He is also co-founder of the Instituto Matriztico in Santiago, Chile.

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