Special issue editor: Alexander Riegler
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Constructivism is the idea that we construct our own world rather than being determined by an outside reality. Its most consequent form, Radical Constructivism (RC), claims that we cannot transcend our experiences. Therefore it doesn't make sense to say that our constructions gradually approach the structure of an external reality. Yet, RC has the potential to go much further. It is claimed that RC provides the foundation of a new world-view in which we can overcome hard scientific problems. Rather than asking What is knowledge? and What is Reality?, RC is interested in investigating the mechanisms of knowledge construction. Therefore, RC has the constructive opportunity to transform from a purely philosophical-argumentative framework into a scaffolding for science.
Towards a Radical Constructivist Understanding of Science [Abstract] [PDF]
The Radical Constructivist View of Science [Abstract] [PDF]
An Observing Science [Abstract] [PDF]
Constructivism: A 'Next' Area of Scientific Development? [Abstract] [PDF]
Radical Constructivism in Biology and Cognitive Science [Abstract] [PDF]
Constructivism, Cognition, and Science. An Investigation of Its Links and Possible Shortcomings [Abstract] [PDF]
The Construction of 'Reality' in the Robot: Constructivist Perspectives on Situated Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Robotics [Abstract] [PDF]
Physics Develops Unaffected by Constructivism [Abstract] [PDF]
Comparing the Long-Term Evolution of "Cognitive Invariances" in Physics with a Dynamics in States of Consciousness [Abstract] [PDF]
A Physical Approach to the Construction of Cognition and to Cognitive Evolution [Abstract] [PDF]
Gordon Pask's Conversation Theory: A Domain Independent Constructivist Model of Human Knowing [Abstract] [PDF]
Abductive Reasoning as a Way of Worldmaking [Abstract] [PDF]