Volume 16, Number 1
November 2020

Cover Art: “No title” © Metod Bohinc, 1995 · Oil painting, 100 x 120 cm

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Target Article – Radical Constructivism

Constructivism, Fast Thinking, Heuristics and Sustainable Development

Hugh Gash

Open Peer Commentaries

Varying Views on Sustainable Development and Delayed Effective Actions

Kensei Hiwaki

Exploring Heuristics and Testimony in Education for Sustainable Development: Using the Visual Cues Approach to Disrupt, Discuss, and Deepen Introspection

Charlotte Holland

Does Radical Constructivism Inspire Hope or Is It Ultimately Pessimistic?

Michelo M. DelMonte

Tamed Heuristics

Sebastian Kletzl

Applying Radical Constructivism and Heuristics to Contemporary Philosophy of Education

Jones Irwin

Inquiry About and Being with the Natural World in Education for Sustainable Development

Sandra Austin

“Radical” and Beyond: An Encounter between Relational Ontology and Sustainability Education

Alfredo Salomão Filho & Tanja Tillmanns

De- and Re-Constructing Sustainable Development

Fritz A. Reusswig

Author’s Response: Sustainability, Populism, and Constructivism

Hugh Gash

Target Article – Second-Order Cybernetics

Foresight Rather than Hindsight? Future State Maximization As a Computational Interpretation of Heinz von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative

Hannes Hornischer, Simon Plakolb, Georg Jäger & Manfred Füllsack

Open Peer Commentaries

Collective Effects of Heinz von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative: Future State Maximization on Various Levels

Stephan Herminghaus

Control and Behavior - Spoiled for Options? Coping with Uncertainty

Elena Rovenskaya & Nikita Strelkovskii

Towards Constructivist Design of Artificial Intelligence: Perspectives and Ideas

Mikko-Ville Apiola & Erkki Sutinen

The Relationship of Future State Maximization and von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative Through the Lens of Empowerment

Christian Guckelsberger, Christoph Salge & Daniel Polani

Maximization of Future Internal States?

Robert Lowe

The Relation between Future State Maximization and von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative Free Access

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

Future State Maximisation and Hard-Wired Structures

Bernd Porr

Authors’ Response: FSX Models and Their Building Blocks

Hannes Hornischer, Simon Plakolb, Georg Jäger & Manfred Füllsack

Target Article – Enactivism

Construction of Irreality: An Enactive-Constructivist Stance on Counterfactuals

Andrey S. Druzhinin

Open Peer Commentaries

Why Not First-Person Research on Lived Experience?

Toma Strle

Impoverished Fiction

Martin Fultot

Stories and Alternative Stories

Pille Bunnell

Contesting Values in the Theatre of the Counterfactual

Tom Scholte

From “Observer” to “Observers”: The Multiplicity of Constructed Realities

Alexander V. Kravchenko

How “Real” is Irreal?

Vincent Kenny

What Is It to Live Counterfactuals?

Seiichi Imoto

Author’s Response: Counterfactuals: Multiple Realities or an Observable World?

Andrey S. Druzhinin


Metalogue: How to Understand Bateson? In Memoriam Graham Barnes (1936-2020)

Graham Barnes & Miran Možina

Open Peer Commentaries

I Know You Don’t Know You Know

Ana Puljić & Dragan Puljić

Conversation about Conversation or How to Create the Meaning in Psychotherapy

Inka Miškulin

Reshuffling the Cards to Train Our Minds and Navigate Complexity

Francesco Tramonti

Invitation to an Inspiring Journey to the Ecology of Relationships

Lea Šugman Bohinc

Author’s Response: Steps to a Reflexive Psychotherapy: How to Avoid Being Used by Theory While Using Theory to Avoid Being Used by Theory

Miran Možina


Life and Work of Graham Barnes (1936-2020)

Miran Možina & Inka Miškulin


Does Your Brain Exist when Unperceived? Review of The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes by Donald Hoffman Free Access

Alex Gomez-Marin

Towards an Official Computational Thinking Education in Regular School Settings. Review of Computational Thinking Education, edited by Siu-Cheung Kong and Harold Abelson.

Samet Okumus