Volume 13 · Number 1 · Pages 68–69
Loud Crisis, Quiet Crisis: Varela’s Proposal Resonates in Contemporary Psychological Science

Marek McGann

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Open peer commentary on the article “Varela’s Radical Proposal: How to Embody and Open Up Cognitive Science” by Kristian Moltke Martiny. Upshot: Varela’s proposal that science should be open to the phenomena of experience is radical primarily because of the strangely constrained practices of psychological science. Methodological and professional crises within contemporary psychological science resonate with the issues raised by Varela and others, and addressing them effectively will mean following Varela’s, and Martiny’s, advice.


McGann M. (2017) Loud crisis, quiet crisis: Varela’s proposal resonates in contemporary psychological science. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 68–69. http://constructivist.info/13/1/068

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