Volume 12, Number 3
July 2017

Special Issue “Eigenbehavior”, edited by Alexander Riegler & Manfred Füllsack

Cover Art: “Concentrics #8” © John Petersen 2014 · digital, 8.5" × 11"

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Thinking in Eigenbehaviors as a Transdisciplinary Approach

Manfred Füllsack & Alexander Riegler

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Eigenform and Reflexivity

Louis H. Kauffman

Open Peer Commentaries

The Tricky Transition from Discrete to Continuous

Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Fueling the Take-off Stage of Scientific Reflexivity

Karl H. Müller

Eigenform, Symmetry, and the First Distinction

Thomas J. McFarlane

Eigenform and Expertise

Gerard de Zeeuw

Author’s Response: Eigenform, Action, the Continuous and the Discrete

Louis H. Kauffman

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Eigenforms, Interfaces and Holographic Encoding: Toward an Evolutionary Account of Objects and Spacetime

Chris Fields, Donald D. Hoffman, Chetan Prakash & Robert Prentner

Open Peer Commentaries

Do Nonclassical Worlds Entail Dualism?

Eric Dietrich

Where is Spacetime Constituted?

Urban Kordeš

Eigenform Encoding and Spacetime

Louis H. Kauffman

Certain Questions Regarding Perception and Boundaries

Konrad Werner

“Eigenforms, Interfaces and Holographic Encoding”: Their Relation to the Information Loss Paradox for Black Holes and Quantum Gravity

Antonino Marcianò

Authors’ Response: Boundaries, Encodings and Paradox: What Models Can Tell Us About Experience

Chris Fields, Donald D. Hoffman, Chetan Prakash & Robert Prentner

Target Article – Enactivism

Coordination Produces Cognitive Niches, not just Experiences: A Semi-Formal Constructivist Ontology Based on von Foerster

Konrad Werner

Open Peer Commentaries

From Umwelten to Lebenswelten: A Casual Stroll with Uexküll, Plessner, and Merleau-Ponty

Sebastjan Vörös

A Note on Introducing Formal Ontology to Constructivists

Li Hengwei & Da Dong

Taking Seven-League Steps?

Farid Zahnoun & Erik Myin

The Myth of the Cognitive Niche

Paulo De Jesus

Making Use of Contact, Niches, and Coordination

Fred Cummins

Author’s Response: Enactivism, Phenomenology, and Ontology: A Difficult Partnership

Konrad Werner

Target Article – Cybersemiotics

Audience and Eigenform: Cybersemiotic Epistemology and the “Truth of the Human Spirit” in Performance

Tom Scholte

Open Peer Commentaries

In the Eigenform of the Beholder

Dorothy Chansky

De-Essentializing Human Nature: Truths of the Posthuman Spirit

Edgar Landgraf

Performance as an Epistemological Tool Describing the Envelope of Perception

Lowell F. Christy Jr.

Three Questions on the Relation between Theatre Studies and Cybernetics

Laurence D. Richards

“The Truth of the Human Spirit” and Interaction Mechanisms

Raul Espejo

Author’s Response: Distinguishing Domains in/through an Oscillating Naturalist Theatre of Logical Types

Tom Scholte

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Music as Semiotic Eigenbehavior

Douglas Walter Scott

Open Peer Commentaries

Towards a Neuropsychological Semiotics of Music

Peter Cariani

Constructivist Foundations of Musical Sense-Making: Eigenbehavior and the Role of Circularity

Mark Reybrouck

Inviting Embodied Imagination to the Semiotic Eigenbehavior Musical Party

Ximena A. González-Grandón

Multiple Tensions in Music’s Semiotic Eigenbehavior

Kathleen Coessens

Author’s Response: The Sign and Its World

Douglas Walter Scott


Explaining Top-Down Minds from the Bottom Up. Review of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett, 2017.

Sven Delarivière


Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Volume 12