Volume 13 · Number 1 · Pages 168–169
Diachrony in Human Cognition and Problem Solving

Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen

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Open peer commentary on the article “From Problem Solving to Problem Posing, and from Strategies to Laying Down a Path in Solving: Taking Varela’s Ideas to Mathematics Education Research” by Jérôme Proulx & Jean-François Maheux. Upshot: Problem solving should not be reduced to situated or localized activity since cognizers also draw on non-local resources that are not actually experienced but nevertheless impart on their situated cognition. A Varelian-inspired epistemology neglects this non-locality, which is a vital trait of human life.


Gahrn-Andersen R. (2017) Diachrony in human cognition and problem solving. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 168–169. http://constructivist.info/13/1/168

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