Purpose: In the forthcoming book Partial Memories, Ernst von Glasersfeld presents a chronological patchwork of autobiographical memories. Constructivist Foundations selected six of the 92 sketches to provide a preview of this book. Content: The selected sketches cover the 1930s, when von Glasersfeld became interested in epistemology, and the 1970s, when he found experimental and argumentative support for his radical constructivism. Implications: The colorful life of von Glasersfeld gives an impression of how many turns it has taken him to construct his insights.
Glasersfeld E. von (2009) Sketches from Partial Memories. Constructivist Foundations 5(1): 55–63. Available at http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/5/1/055.glasersfeld