Volume 10 · Number 2 · Pages 176–179
What Is Sociology?

Humberto R. Maturana

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Autopoiesis of Social Systems and its Criticisms” by Hugo Cadenas & Marcelo Arnold. Upshot: I discuss the foundations of what I have said in my work as a biologist on autopoiesis, molecular autopoietic systems and social systems. I argue that the theme of sociology should be to understand how is it that we come out of the social manner of living that is the foundation of our origin as languaging and reflecting human beings.


Maturana H. R. (2015) What is sociology? Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 176–179. http://constructivist.info/10/2/176

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