Author: Bernhard Pörksen


Board Member of Constructivist Foundations

Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen


Short Bio

Bernhard Poerksen is professor of media science at the University of Tübingen. He studied German, journalism and biology in Hamburg and at the Pennsylvania State University. His essays and commentaries, and reports and interviews appear in many daily and weekly newspapers. He has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals and books; his books on cybernetics and constructivism (e.g., Understanding Systems, with Heinz von Foerster, From Being to Doing, with Humberto Maturana, The Certainty of Uncertainty) are available in German, English, Spanish, Danish and Italian versions. In 2008, Poerksen was voted “Professor of the Year” by the magazine “Unicum” in the category of Humanities, Social and Cultural Studies. In 2011 his newest book will appear: The Creation of Reality. A Constructivist Epistemology of Journalism and Journalism Education (Imprint Academic).

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Bernhard Pörksen’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info
Constructivism · Radical Constructivism
Disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Bernhard Pörksen’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info
Communication Science · Epistemology · Ethics · Philosophy


Bernhard Pörksen (2010)

Provocations of an Epistemology

Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 40–50

Constructivism > Communication Science

Bernhard Pörksen (2009)

The End of Arbitrariness. The Three Fundamental Questions of a Constructivist Ethics for the Media

Constructivist Foundations 4(2): 82–90

Constructivism > Ethics

Bernhard Pörksen (2006)

Digital Distinctions: An Analytical Method for the Observation of the WWW and the Emerging Worlds of Communication

Constructivist Foundations 2(1): 17–27

Radical Constructivism > Epistemology · Philosophy

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