Author: Stefano Franchi


Board Member of Constructivist Foundations

Texas A&M University, USA


Short Bio

Stefano Franchi is Associate Research Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University. He works on Twentieth century European philosophy and the history of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science. He is the editor (with Güven Güzeldere) of Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds (MIT Press 2005) and (with Francesco Bianchini) of The Search for a Theory of Cognition. (Rodopi 2011). He is completing a monograph on contemporary alternatives to Hegel’s theory of historical development, provisionally titled Play and Passivity.

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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


Stefano Franchi (2015)

Which Events is the World Made Of?

Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 250–252

Stefano Franchi (2013)

On Models, Simulations, and the Relevancy of Biochemistry to Cognitive Functions

Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 141–142

Stefano Franchi (2013)

Author’s Response: Is the Homeostat a Passive Machine? Is Life a Passive Phenomenon?

Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 115–124

Stefano Franchi (2013)

Homeostats for the 21st Century? Simulating Ashby Simulating the Brain

Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 93–101

Second-Order Cybernetics > Computer Science

Stefano Franchi (2013)

Are Computers Digital? Should Constructivists Care?

Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 17–19

Stefano Franchi (2011)

Radical Constructivism’s Tathandlung, Structure, and Geist

Constructivist Foundations 7(1): 17–20

Radical Constructivism > Philosophy

Stefano Franchi (2007)

Blunting the Edge of Second-Order Cybernetics: The Heritage of Heinz von Foerster. Review of “An Unfinished Revolution?” edited by Albert Müller & Karl H. Müller

Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 53–54

Second-Order Cybernetics > Cybernetics · History

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