De Maquinas Y Seres Vivos: Autopoiesis: La Organizacion De Lo Vivo
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De Maquinas Y Seres Vivos: Autopoiesis: La Organizacion De Lo Vivo

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La vision postulada en esta obra se centra en la nocion de la organizacion de lo viviente (autopoiesis) como caracterizacion de los sistemas vivos, cosa que permite entender la fenomenologia biologica en su totalidad y aclarar a su vez otros campos del entendimiento humano.
Paperback, 137 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Lumen Books/Sites Books (first published 1973)
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Wow, I've never felt so mentally humbled in the shadow of a biologist. In the realm of arrogant physicists and mathematicians, biologists are seen as the housewives of science - keeping things clean and tidy while the real men do the work. I've met enough intelligent biologists to know that this is only the case most of the time, but Maturana is a giant. I feel no shame in admitting that this was one of the most difficult books I've slogged through and that I'd often spend 10-15 minutes on a sin...more
Profound and rich. A thrilling blend of biology and philosophy. Just my cup of tea. Also very influential.
It was one the first Book related to autopoiesis! I did read it 30 years ago, exprcting that authors and other will connect it with religion (Gid is the most autopoietic person, almost only He), philosophy (Plato, Spinisa, specially Hegel and Heidegger are nearer to autopoietic concepts than Maturanata and late Varela, who before death started to learn Indiana philosophy), specially i did expect it in psychology, economics, and law? Only Luhmann who i met 1992 satisfied my interest! Anyway autop...more
Libro denso pero interesante. (Des)Afortunadamente basta con leer las dos introducciones (de Varela y de Maturana) para quedar enterado de todo. En realidad son 3 ensayos en uno: el de ambos (que originó todo), el de Maturana (explicando qué cree que debiera entenderse del libro) y el de Varela (colocando las cosas en perspectiva y haciendo una crítica al original). A mi juicio, vale la pena por el ensayo de Varela.
The anatomical and functional organization of the nervous system secures the synthesis of behavior, not a representation of the world (p. 22)
A hard read, but ultimately worth it, will change the way you view living systems.
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