The Strange Order Of Things: Life, Feeling, And The Making Of Cultures by Antonio DamasioThe Strange Order Of Things: Life, Feeling, And The Making Of Cultures by Antonio Damasio

The Strange Order Of Things: Life, Feeling, And The Making Of Cultures

byAntonio Damasio

Hardcover | February 6, 2018

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From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection on the origins of life, mind, and culture that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding life, culture, and feeling.

The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of regulating life within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life.  Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other life-forms; and that inherent in the very chemistry of life is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. The Strange Order of Things offers us a new way of understanding the world and our place in it.
Antonio Damasio is University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy, and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain proce...
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Title:The Strange Order Of Things: Life, Feeling, And The Making Of CulturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.94 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307908755

ISBN - 13:9780307908759

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