Volume 1 · Number 1 · Pages 13–18
Ceci n’est pas Heinz von Foerster

Diederik Aerts

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Excerpt: In 1995, the Leo Apostel Centre in Brussels, Belgium, organised an international conference called “Einstein meets Magritte”. Nobel prize winner Ilya Prigogine held the opening lecture at the conference, and Heinz von Foerster’s lecture was scheduled last… Heinz von Foerster was enchanted by the conference theme and – in the spirit of surrealist Belgian painter René Magritte – had chosen an appropriate title for his talk: “Ceci n’est pas Albert Einstein”. … [H]e was delighted to grant the organisers the following interview, in which he tells us about an even longer journey – that of his remarkable life and scientific career.

Key words: cybernetics, mathematics, interdisciplinarity, Heinz von Foerster


Aerts D. (2005) Ceci n’est pas Heinz von Foerster. Constructivist Foundations 1(1): 13–18. http://constructivist.info/1/1/013

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