The 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 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.

About The Author

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. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and the recipient of many awards, including the Prince of Asturias Prize in Science a...

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Title:The Strange Order Of Things: Life, Feeling, And The Making Of CulturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.81 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307908755

ISBN - 13:9780307908759

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