Act always so as to increase the number of scientific perspectives. Introduction to the Heinz von Foerster volume (2005)

Alexander Riegler

Kybernetes 34 (1/2): 6-14

The paper serves as an introduction to the special issue on Heinz von Foerster. Major episodes of his life are sketched and related to his scientific convictions regarding transdisciplinary research and radical constructivist. In the second part the contributions to the issue are summarized. Finally, the relevance of Foerster‘s work is discussed.