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  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780345807144
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Strange Order Of Things

Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures




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

The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology 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 primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry 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. In The Strange Order of Things, Damasio gives us a new way of comprehending the world and our place in it. www.antoniodamasio.com

  • Pub date: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780345807144
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Antonio Damasio

Born in Portugal, Antonio Damasio became Van Allen Distinguished Professor and head of the department of neurology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. He is the author of Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain and The Feeling of What Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness.

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