Author: Ernst von Glasersfeld (deceased)


Board Member of Constructivist Foundations

SRRI, Hasbrouk Lab, University of Massachusetts, USA


Short Bio

Ernst von Glasersfeld was born in Munich, 1917, of Austrian parents, and grew up in Northern Italy and Switzerland. Briefly studied mathematics in Zürich and Vienna. Returned to Italy in 1946, worked as a journalist, and collaborated until 1961 in Ceccato’s Scuola Operativa Italiana (language analysis and machine translation). From 1962 director of US-sponsored research project in computational linguistics. From 1970, he taught cognitive psychology at the University of Georgia, USA. Professor Emeritus in 1987. He held several honorary doctorates. Ernst von Glasersfeld passed away on 12 November 2010.

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Ernst von Glasersfeld’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info
Radical Constructivism
Disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Ernst von Glasersfeld’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info
Biography · Cognitive Science · Consciousness Science · Educational Research · Epistemology · Ethics · History · Mathematics · Neuroscience · Philosophy · Psychology · Sociology


Ernst von Glasersfeld & Edith K. Ackermann (2011)

Reflections on the Concept of Experience and the Role of Consciousness. Unfinished Fragments

Constructivist Foundations 6(2): 193–203

Radical Constructivism > Consciousness Science · Epistemology

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2010)

Why People Dislike Radical Constructivism

Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 19–21

Radical Constructivism > Philosophy

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2009)

Sketches from Partial Memories

Constructivist Foundations 5(1): 55–63

Radical Constructivism > Biography

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2009)

Relativism, Fascism, and the Question of Ethics in Constructivism

Constructivist Foundations 4(3): 117–120

Radical Constructivism > Ethics

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2008)

Treacherous Terms

Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 16–17

Radical Constructivism > Epistemology · Neuroscience

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2008)

Can Dichotomies Be Tamed?

Constructivist Foundations 3(3): 123–126

Radical Constructivism > Epistemology · Linguistics & Languages

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2008)

Who Conceives of Society?

Constructivist Foundations 3(2): 59–64

Radical Constructivism > Sociology

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2007)

A Constructivist Speculation about Parmenides

Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 27–29

Radical Constructivism > Mathematics

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2007)

Some Rash Conclusions

Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 7–8

Radical Constructivism > Epistemology · Philosophy

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2006)

You Have to Be Two to Start: Rational Thoughts About Love

Constructivist Foundations 2(1): 1–5

Radical Constructivism > Ethics · Philosophy · Psychology

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2006)

Review of: Holger Lindemann (2005) Konstruktivismus und Pädagogik. Grundlagen, Modelle, Wege zur Praxis

Constructivist Foundations 1(3): 131

Radical Constructivism > Educational Research

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2006)

A Constructivist Approach to Experiential Foundations of Mathematical Concepts Revisited

Constructivist Foundations 1(2): 61–72

Radical Constructivism > Cognitive Science · Mathematics · Psychology

Ernst von Glasersfeld (2005)

Thirty Years Constructivism

Constructivist Foundations 1(1): 9–12

Radical Constructivism > Epistemology · History

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