Category Archives: Maturana

Por uma bioética da complexidade

Ver El entendimiento del actuar ético espontáneo que surge desde nuestra naturaleza como seres humanos que nacemos como seres amorosos que vivimos en redes de conversaciones en las que podemos generar y conservar mundos distintos según nuestra orientación sea desde … Continue reading

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Biología del Fenómeno Social

Read Los seres humanos somos seres sociales: vivimos nuestro ser cotidiano en continua imbricación con el ser de otros. Esto, en general, lo admitimos sin reservas. Al mismo tiempo los seres humanos somos individuos: vivimos nuestro ser cotidiano como un … Continue reading

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Biology of Love

We human beings are love dependent animals. This is apparent in that we become ill when we are deprived of love at whatever age. No doubt we live a culture in which we are frequently in war and kill each … Continue reading

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Extended life

Read This paper  reformulates some of  the questions  raised by extended mind theorists  from an enactive, life/mind continuity perspective. Because of its reliance on concepts such as autopoiesis, the enactive approach has  been  deemed  internalist  and  thus  incompatible  with  the  … Continue reading

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Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory

Emerging in the 1940s, the first cybernetics—the study of communication and control systems—was mainstreamed under the names artificial intelligence and computer science and taken up by the social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts. In Emergence and Embodiment, Bruce … Continue reading

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Distributed communities and nodal subjects

Read Drawing upon cognitive science and systems theory, this article examines a number of issues commonly undertaken in theorizing “online communities.”  The thesis is that current approaches to online community that focus on specific online “places,” such as LamdaMOO, may … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis, Structural Coupling and Cognition: A history of these and other notions in the Biology of Cognition

My intent in this essay is to reflect on the history of some biological notions such as autopoiesis, structural coupling, and cognition, that I have developed since the early 1960’s as a result of my work on visual perception and … Continue reading

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ORIGIN – How it all begins – Humberto Maturana

ARS Electronica Festival 2011 – Linz, Austria – Sept 2, 2011

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The Work of Humberto Maturana and its Application Across the Sciences

For more than 40 years the work and ideas of Humberto Maturana has permeated the academic world and applied disciplines. What began as an answer to the question “What is life?” has become an encompassing explanatory network that includes living, … Continue reading

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What is Wisdom and how is it Learned?

We live immersed in a culture which endows rationality with such supremacy that it devalues emotions. As they are devalued, emotions are presented as if they only happen occasionally, as a disturbance in our rational existence. Indeed, most of the … Continue reading

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