Author: Randall Whitaker


Independent Researcher


Short Bio

Randall Whitaker is a senior human factors analyst in the defense sector, currently specializing in cognitive work analysis and work-centered design (of which he is a co-originator). His academic path proceeded from studies in anthropology and psychology, through computer science and cognitive psychology, to a Ph.D in informatics (1992; Umeå Universitet). His dissertation applied Maturana and Varela’s work to group decision support systems. Since then, he has continued to research their work and to promote their theories as creator and manager of “The Observer Web” at http://www.enolagaia.com/AT.html

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Randall Whitaker’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info
Biology of Cognition · Theory of Autopoiesis
Disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Randall Whitaker’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info
Bibliography · Philosophy


Randall Whitaker (2012)

Luhmann’s Legacy: Illuminating Constructivism, or Ill-Luhmann-ized Constructs?

Constructivist Foundations 8(1): 32-34

Theory of Autopoiesis > Philosophy

Randall Whitaker (2011)

The Constructivist Foundations Bibliography: Humberto Maturana

Constructivist Foundations 6(3): 393–406

Biology of Cognition > Bibliography

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