Volume 13, Number 1
November 2017

Special Issue “Missing the Woods for the Trees: Neglected Aspects of Francisco Varela’s Work”, edited by Alexander Riegler & Sebastjan Vörös

Cover Art: Standing Room Only © Mandy Budan 2012 · 61 × 76 cm, acrylic on wood panel

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A Plea for not Watering Down the Unseemly: Reconsidering Francisco Varela’s Contribution to Science

Sebastjan Vörös & Alexander Riegler

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Mathematical Work of Francisco Varela

Louis H. Kauffman

Open Peer Commentaries

Monologic versus Dialogic Distinctions of Selves

Klaus Krippendorff

Laws of Form and Paraconsistent Logic

Jean Paul Van Bendegem

The Mathematics of Autonomy

Arthur M. Collings

Moving Toward a Paradigm Shift by Developing that Paradigm Shift

Robert J. Martin

Author’s Response: Self-Reference and the Self

Louis H. Kauffman

Target Article – Enactivism

Enacting Enaction: A Dialectic Between Knowing and Being

Sebastjan Vörös & Michel Bitbol

Open Peer Commentaries

Enaction Without Hagiography

Evan Thompson

“Dialectical Dance” and “Dialectical Star”: What Exactly Are We Talking About?

Nicolas Zaslawski

Enacting Science: Extending Enaction Beyond the Content of a Theory

Ema Demšar

The Elusive Blueprint for Building Bridges

Urban Kordeš

Saying What Cannot Be Said

John Stewart

Authors’ Response: Not Hagiography but Ideational Biography: In Defense of Existential Enaction

Sebastjan Vörös & Michel Bitbol

Target Article – Enactivism

Varela’s Radical Proposal: How to Embody and Open Up Cognitive Science

Kristian Moltke Martiny

Open Peer Commentaries

Loud Crisis, Quiet Crisis: Varela’s Proposal Resonates in Contemporary Psychological Science

Marek McGann

Embodiment, Knowledge-Generation and Disciplinary Identity

Allan Køster

The Perils of “Open Science”: How Radical and How Many?

Simon Høffding

The Reflective Science of Ethnography and Its Role in Pragmatic Design

William J. Clancey

On Embodying Decision-Making and the Endless Circularity of Understanding the Mind

Toma Strle

Varela on the Pragmatic Dimension of Phenomenology

Andrea Pace Giannotta

On the Second-Person Method: Considering the Diversity and Modes of Subjects’s Descriptions

Susanne Ravn

Author’s Response: Degrees of Openness, Embodiment, Circularity, and Invariance

Kristian Moltke Martiny

Target Article – Enactivism

The Past, Present and Future of Time-Consciousness: From Husserl to Varela and Beyond

Shaun Gallagher

Open Peer Commentaries

Protention and Predictive Processing: The Wave of the Future

Dan Lloyd

Some Shortcomings of Naturalization

Véronique Havelange

Time As the “Acid Test” of Neurophenomenology

Jean-Michel Roy

Life is Intrinsically Temporal

Julian Kiverstein

What Is the Exact Directional Causality Between Affect, Action and Time-Consciousness?

Aviva Berkovich-Ohana

The Transcendental Character of Temporality and the Buddhist Contribution to Time-Consciousness

Stefano Poletti

Author’s Response: Internatural Relations

Shaun Gallagher

Target Article – Enactivism

Missing Colors: The Enactivist Approach to Perception

Adrián G. Palacios, María-José Escobar & Esteban Céspedes

Open Peer Commentaries

No Strength from Weakness

Laura M. Nascimento & Erik Myin

Active Vision: A Broader Comparative Perspective Is Needed

Lars Chittka & Peter Skorupski

How to Understand Brain-Body-Environment Interactions? Toward a Systemic Representationalism

Frédéric Alexandre

Back to Representationalism

Valérie Bonnardel

The Lackluster Role of Misperceptions in an Enactivist Paradigm

Davood G. Gozli

Authors’ Response: Is a Weak Notion of Representation not Compatible with a Contextualist and Enactivist Account of Perception?

Adrián G. Palacios, María-José Escobar & Esteban Céspedes

Target Article – Biology of Cognition

The Epigenetic Immune Network

Nelson Monteiro Vaz & Luiz Antônio Botelho Andrade

Open Peer Commentaries

Function vs. Structure: The Immune System as a Case in Point

Jorge Mpodozis

Diseases: Loss of Inner Harmonies?

Humberto R. Maturana

Self and Non-Sense: The Radicality of Varela’s Contribution to Immunology

John Stewart

Francisco Varela and Immune System Modeling, Closure, Cognition and Enaction

Irun R. Cohen

Authors’ Response: Not Objective, Not Subjective - Something Else: Coordination of Actions

Nelson Monteiro Vaz & Luiz Antônio Botelho Andrade

Target Article – Enactivism

From Problem Solving to Problem Posing, and from Strategies to Laying Down a Path in Solving: Taking Varela’s Ideas to Mathematics Education Research

Jérôme Proulx & Jean-François Maheux

Open Peer Commentaries

Diachrony in Human Cognition and Problem Solving

Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen

“Posing | Solving” Can Be Explained Without Representations, Because It Is a Form of Perception-Action

Matthew Isaac Harvey

Dynamic Connections between Problem Posing and Problem‑Solving: On the Usefulness of Multiple Perspectives

Victor V. Cifarelli

Co-evolution of Problem Posing and Problem‑Solving after Finding a Way In

Volkan Sevim

Not All Problems Are Equal: Is Varela’s Concept of a Problem Transferable to Mathematics Education Research?

Karim Zahidi

From (Observing) Problem Solving to (Observing) Problem Posing: Fronting the Teacher as Observer

Nat Banting & Elaine Simmt

Francisco Varela’s Four Key Points of Enaction Applied to Working on Mathematical Problems

Laurinda C. Brown

Maths and Neurophenomenology

Hugh Gash

Teaching Activity in the Context of Mathematical Activity

Signe E. Kastberg

Authors’ Response: On Posing|Solving Research

Jérôme Proulx & Jean-François Maheux