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Radical Constructivism

Publication Projects

Last update: 16 May 2005 maintained by Alexander Riegler

Fell, Llyod / Russell, David / Stewart, Alan (eds.) (1994)

Seized by Agreement, Swamped by Understanding

Hawkesbury Printing, University of Western Sydney

A collection of papers to celebrate the visit to Australia in August 1994 by Humberto Maturana.

McMullin, Barry (ed.) (1992)

Proceedings of the Workshop “Autopoiesis and Perception

held in Dublin City University, August 25th & 26th 1992

Mutelesi, Edmund M. (1998)

Subjectivité comme auto-organisation. Une étude du constructivisme radical au départ de Husserl. [Subjectivity as Self-Organization: A Study of Radical Constructivism Starting from Husserl]

Dissertation doctorale à l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgique.

The thesis compares the work of E. Husserl on subjectivity and his attempts to transcendentally account for inter-subjectivity, and radical constructivism which focuses on the circularity of bio-physical and cognitive processes. Among other topics, the author investigates the relationship between cognition and the organic and discusses the question to what extent subjectivity can be explained as self-organizing process. Finally, the work offers some comments on shallow criticisms issued against radical constructivism and the too rigid perspective which serves as a basis for the arguments of radical constructivism. 24 Jun 2000

Riegler, Alexander (ed.) (2001)

The Impact of Radical Constructivism on Science

Special Issue in Foundations of Science 6(1–4)

In this special issue, twelve contributors show that Radical Constructivism (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 potential to transform from a purely philosophical-argumentative framework into a scaffolding for science. 06 Feb 2001

Riegler, Alexander (ed.) (2005)

The Scientific Work and Influence of Heinz von Foerster

Special Issue in Kybernetes 34(1–2)

Without doubt, Heinz von Foerster was one of the most original, unorthodox and creative thinkers. His contributions to the diverse scientific fields are so immense that one cannot claim his belonging to any discipline anymore. His work was inter- and transdisciplinary, and he liked to call himself as being "without discipline" despite his ingenious approach to many problems in management, cognition, mathematics, physics, therapy, philosophy, linguistics, education, biology, logic, etc. 17 authors present papers related to Heinz von Foerster and his inspirative ideas. 04 Feb 2005

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven (1998)

Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application

Vol. 18 of Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature. Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Rodopi. ISBN 90-420-0534-3. 299 pages, Bibliography, Index