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.
Constructivist 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
Scientific 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
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Franchi S. (2015) Which events is the world made of? Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 250–252. http://constructivist.info/10/2/250
Franchi S. (2013) On models, simulations, and the relevancy of biochemistry to cognitive functions. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 141–142. http://constructivist.info/9/1/141
Franchi S. (2013) Author’s response: Is the homeostat a passive machine? Is life a passive phenomenon? Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 115–124. http://constructivist.info/9/1/115
Franchi S. (2013) Homeostats for the 21st century? Simulating ashby simulating the brain. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 93–101. http://constructivist.info/9/1/093
Franchi S. (2013) Are computers digital? Should constructivists care? Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 17–19. http://constructivist.info/9/1/017
Franchi S. (2011) Radical constructivism’s tathandlung, structure, and geist. Constructivist Foundations 7(1): 17–20. http://constructivist.info/7/1/017
Franchi S. (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. http://constructivist.info/3/1/053

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