The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human UnderstandingClick for this Resource!
from the publisher “‘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.”
- Used by people who call the work: Big History, Gaia Theory/Science-Based Systems Thinking
- Applies a deep time evolutionary perspective to: Biology and Earth Systems Science, Ecology/Sustainability, Education, Religion/Spirituality, Social Justice
- Learning Stages: Adult Education, Higher Education, Lifelong, Secondary 9 - 12
- Type: Book
- Keywords: temptation of certainty, knowledge, structural coupling, knowledge is action, world making, autopoiesis,self-making, self-maintaining
- Why I love this Resource: Explains the development of knowledge as a cellular phenomenon that has evolved as organisms have complexified.
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- Posted By: James MacAllister
- Date Added: July 15, 2015