Author: Heinz von Foerster (deceased)

Short Bio
Heinz von Foerster was born in 1911. He studied physics at the Vienna Technical University. In 1944 he received a Ph.D. in physics at the University Breslau. After World War II he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he he became professor for signal engineering in 1951 and professor for biophysics in 1962. Most importantly, from 1958 until his retirement in 1975 he was director of the Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL). There, he provided a fruitful platform for many cognitive scientists and constructivists. Heinz von Foerster died on 2 October 2002 in Pescadero, California.
Constructivist approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Heinz von Foerster’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info Second-Order Cybernetics
Scientific disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Heinz von Foerster’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info History
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Foerster H. von & Müller A. (2008) Computing a reality. Heinz von foerster’s lecture at the a.U.M conference in 1973. Edited by albert müller. Constructivist Foundations 4(1): 62–69. http://constructivist.info/4/1/062

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