REVIVING THE LIVING - MEANING MAKING IN LIVING SYSTEMS
Passe o mouse na imagem para ver detalhes Ampliar

REVIVING THE LIVING - MEANING MAKING IN LIVING SYSTEMS

Modern biology portrays living systems, from the amoeba to the human organism, as mechanical toys shaped by the brute logic of natural selection. In 'Reviving the Living: Meaning Making in Living Systems', Dr. Yair Neuman challenges the dogmas that frame our understanding of living systems and presents an alternative that avoids the pitfalls of non-scientific perspectives such as Vitalism and Creationism. In this thought provoking and iconoclastic manuscript, Dr. Neuman follows the footsteps of Gregory Bateson, Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Polanyi and others, to suggest that living systems are 'meaning making' systems. Dr. Neuman delves into the unique processes of meaning making that characterize organisms as a unique category of nature, and presents new and fascinating insights into a variety of enigmatic biological phenomena from immune memory to hidden life (cryptobiosis). Written by a polymath, 'Reviving the Living' is a tour-de-force in interdisciplinary research which is of high interest to any reflective individual who is willing to examine the realm of the living from a novel and fascinating perspective.
Editora: ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
ISBN: 9780444530332
ISBN13: 9780444530332
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2008
Número de Páginas: 320
Acabamento: HARDCOVER
Formato: 17.20 x 24.00 cm.
por R$ 874,00 4x de R$ 218,50 sem juros