Call for Book Reviewers

Book reviews provide an important service to the academic community by critically appraising many of the key books coming out in the field. The journal is looking for reviewers for several recent books. Accepted reviews will be published in Constructivist Foundations.

Currently Available Books

A Missing Link in Cybernetics: Logic and Continuity by Alex M. Andrew. Springer, New York, 2009. ISBN 978-0-387-75164-1. 139 pages.
Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline by Edited by Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig. MIT Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-262-01855-5. 456 pages.
Between human and machine: Feedback, control, and computing before cybernetics by David A. Mindell. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0801868955. 456 pages.
Brain and the Gaze: On the Active Boundaries of Vision by Jan Lauwereyns. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2012. ISBN 978-0-262-01791-6. 312 pages.
Constructing Reality: Quantum Theory and Particle Physics by John Marburger. Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN 9781107004832. 296 pages.
Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener, the Father of Cybernetics by Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman. Basic Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0465013715. 464 pages.
Kann das Gehirn das Gehirn verstehen? (Can the brain understand the brain?) by Matthias Eckoldt (ed.). Carl Auer, 2013. ISBN 978-3-8497-0002-7. 240 pages.
Neuroconstructivism I / II. 2 vols: How the brain constructs cognition by Denis Mareschal, Mark Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael Spratling, Michael Thomas & Gert Westermann. Oxford University Press, New York, 2007. ISBN 978-0199214822. 472 pages.
Sensorimotor Life: An Enactive Proposal by Ezequiel Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier Barandiaran. Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 9780198786849. 304 pages.
The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI by John Johnston. MIT Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-262-10126-4. 494 pages.
The New Science of the Mind. From Extended Mind to Embodied Phenomenology by Mark Rowlands. MIT Press, 2010. ISBN 0262518589. 264 pages.
Traditions of Systems Theory: Major Figures and Contemporary Developments by Edited by Darrell P. Arnold. Routledge, 2014. ISBN 0415843898. 374 pages.
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Published Book Reviews

An Unfinished Revolution? edited by Albert Müller & Karl H. Müller

Bridges to the World. A Dialogue on the Construction of Knowledge, Education, and Truth by David Kenneth Johnson & Matthew R. Silliman

Consciousness in the Physical World: Perspectives on Russellian Monism

Constructivist Instruction: Success or Failure? edited by Sigmund Tobias & Thomas M. Duffy

Constructivist Psychotherapy: A Narrative Hermeneutic Approach by Gabriele Chiari & Maria Laura Nuzzo. Routledge, London, 2010.

Disorders of Volition edited by Natalie Sebanz and Wolfgang Prinz, 2006

Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach by David Jerner Martin

Embodied Cognition by Lawrence Shapiro

Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory edited by Bruce Clark and Mark B. N. Hanson.Duke University Press, Durham, 2009.

Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science edited by John Stewart, Olivier Gapenne and Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making: Making Sense of Non-Sense edited by Tom Froese and Massimiliano Cappuccio

Essential Readings in Biosemiotics edited by Donald Favareau.

Explaining the Computational Mind by Marcin Milkowksi

Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism by Paul Boghossian

Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind by Douglas Robinson

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett, 2017.

How Body Shapes The Mind by Shaun Gallagher. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2005.

Human Language and Objective Reality by William Cameron

Interaktionistischer Konstruktivismus. Zur Systemtheorie der Sozialisation by Tilmann Sutter. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, 2009

Key Works in Radical Constructivism by Ernst von Glasersfeld, 2007

Konstruktivismus und Pädagogik. Grundlagen, Modelle, Wege zur Praxis by Holger Lindemann, 2005

Mathematics and Reality by Mary Leng

Mind in life. Biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind by Evan Thompson, 2007

Models as Make-Believe by Adam Toon

Music and Consciousness edited by David and Erik Clarke

Neoconstructivism. The New Science of Cognitive Development edited by Scott Johnson. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009.

Neocybernetics and Narrative by Bruce Clarke

Non-dualistische Medientheorie. Eine philosophische Grundlegung by Stefan Weber, 2005

Ontologien der Moderne edited by René John et al. and of Luhmann Handbuch edited by Oliver Jahraus et al.

Pour une réécriture du constructivisme by Siegfried J. Schmidt, 2007

Radical Constructivism. A Relativist Epistemic Approach to Science Education by Andres Quale. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2008.

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science by Anthony Chemero

Radical Enactivism: Intentionality, Phenomenology and Narrative. Focus on the philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto edited by Richard Menary, 2006

Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content by Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

Seconde cybernétique et complexité: Rencontres avec Heinz von Foerster edited by Evelyne Andreewsky & Robert Delorme, 2006

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio

Studies in Meaning 3: Constructivist Psychotherapy in the Real World edited by Jonathan D. Raskin & Sara K. Bridges, 2008

Studies in Meaning 4: Constructivist Perspectives on Theory, Practice, and Social Justice edited by Jonathan D. Raskin, Sara K. Bridges & Robert A. Neimeyer. Pace University Press,

Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective by Dan Zahavi

Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action and Cognitive Extension by Andy Clark. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008.

Systems Biology edited by F. C. Boogerd et al., 2006

The Black Boox. Volume III: 39 Steps by Ranulph Glanville. Edition echoraum, Vienna, 2009.

The Creation of Reality: A Constructivist Epistemology of Journalism and Journalism Education by Bernhard Poerksen

The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age

The Feeling Body: Affective Science meets the Enactive Mind by Giovanna Colombetti

The Lure of Whitehead edited by Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek

The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love by Humberto Maturana Romesín and Gerda Verden-Zöller

The Power at the End of the Economy by Brian Massumi

The Search for a Theory of Cognition: Early Mechanisms and New Ideas edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini

Undead Theories by David Geelan, 2007

Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy by Evan Thompson