Author: Peter Cariani


Harvard Medical School, USA


Short Bio

Peter Cariani’s training and work has involved theoretical biology, biological cybernetics, and neuroscience (B.S. 1978, MIT, biology; M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1989, Binghamton University, systems science). His doctoral work developed a semiotics of percept–action systems, formulated a taxonomy of selfconstructing adaptive systems, and explored epistemic implications of evolutionary robotics. Currently a Clinical Instructor in Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, Cariani also teaches courses related to music perception and cognition at MIT and Tufts University. In 2009 he edited a book on architectural acoustics by Yoichi Ando, Auditory and Visual Sensations. He is currently engaged in auditory modeling and neural timing net research as part of an auditory scene analysis project at the University of Rhode Island.

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Peter Cariani’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info
Constructivism · Radical Constructivism · Second-Order Cybernetics
Disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Peter Cariani’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info
History · Mathematics · Philosophy · Sociology


Peter Cariani (2017)

Towards a Neuropsychological Semiotics of Music

Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 352–355

Peter Cariani (2016)

Beware False Dichotomies

Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 472–475

Peter Cariani (2016)

Learning of New Percept-Action Mappings Is a Constructive Process of Goal-Directed Self-Modification

Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 322–324

Peter Cariani (2015)

How to Become Omniscient in 12 Easy Steps

Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 248–250

Peter Cariani (2013)

Self-organization in Brains

Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 35–38

Peter Cariani (2012)

Mind, a Machine? Review of “The Search for a Theory of Cognition: Early Mechanisms and New Ideas” edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini

Constructivist Foundations 7(3): 222-227

Constructivism > History

Peter Cariani (2012)

Infinity and the Observer: Radical Constructivism and the Foundations of Mathematics

Constructivist Foundations 7(2): 116–125

Radical Constructivism > Mathematics · Philosophy

Peter Cariani (2010)

Onwards and Upwards, Radical Constructivism. A Guest Commentary

Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 127–132

Radical Constructivism > Philosophy · Sociology

Peter Cariani (2010)

On the Importance of Being Emergent. Extended Review of “Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory” edited by Bruce Clark and Mark B. N. Hanson.Duke University Press, Durham, 2009.

Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 86-91

Second-Order Cybernetics > Philosophy

Peter Cariani (2007)

Realism and its Discontents

Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 11–12

Radical Constructivism > Philosophy

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