Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 381–384
Life, Knowledge and Values: A Tribute to John Stewart

Pierre Steiner

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Abstract: John Stewart passed away earlier this year. In this tribute, I present some elements of his biography and of his main intellectual engagements. Keywords: Autopoiesis, cognitive science, enaction, John Stewart, life, values.


Steiner P. (2021) Life, knowledge and values: A tribute to john stewart. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 381–384. https://constructivist.info/16/3/381

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Bourgine P. & Stewart J. (2004) Autopoiesis and cognition. Artificial Life 10(3): 327–45. https://cepa.info/2263
Debray Q., Caillard V. & Stewart J. (1978) Schizophrenia: A study of genetic models and some of their implications. Neuropsychobiology 4: 257–269. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Dumaret A. & Stewart J. (1989) L’hérédité de l’intelligence [The heredity of intelligence]. Dumas, Saint-Etienne. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Froese T. & Stewart J. (2010) Life after Ashby: Ultrastability and the autopoietic foundations of biological individuality. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 17(4): 7–50. https://cepa.info/387
Lenay C. & Stewart J. (2012) Minimalist approaches to perceptual interactions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 98. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00098
Mossio M., Longo G. & Stewart J. (2009) A computable expression of closure to efficient causation. Journal of Theoretical Biology 257(3): 489–98. https://cepa.info/3630
Schiff M., Duyme M., Dumaret A., Stewart J., Tomkiewicz S. & Feingold J. (1978) Intellectual status of working-class children adopted early into upper-middle-class families. Science 200: 1503–1504. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Steiner P. & Stewart J. (2009) From autonomy to heteronomy (and back) The enaction of social life. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8(4): 527–550. https://cepa.info/476
Stewart J. (1980) Schizophrenia: The systematic construction of genetic models. American Journal of Human Genetics 32: 47–54. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J. (1983) Genetics and schizophrenia: A case study in the sociology of knowledge. Fundamenta Scientiae 4: 117–131. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J. (1988) Science shops in France: A personal view. Science as Culture 2: 52–74. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J. (1994) The Primordial VRM System and the Evolution of Vertebrate Immunity. R. G. Landes, Austin. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J. (1995) Cognition = life: Implications for higher-level cognition. Behavioural Processes 35(1–3): 311–326. https://cepa.info/2120
Stewart J. (2001) Radical constructivism in biology and cognitive science. Foundations of Science 6(1–3): 99–124. https://cepa.info/3634
Stewart J. (2004) La vie existe-t-elle? Réconcilier la génétique et la biologie [Does life exist? Reconciling genetics and biology]. Vuibert, Paris. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J. (2014) An enquiry concerning the nature of conceptual categories: A case-study on the social dimension of human cognition. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 654. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00654
Stewart J. (2014) Science is not value-free. Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 28–29. https://constructivist.info/10/1/028
Stewart J. (2018) The anthropocene: Where are we going? In: Loeve S., Guchet X. & Bensaude Vincent B. (eds.) French philosophy of technology: Classical readings and contemporary approaches. Springer, Cham: 227–235. https://cepa.info/7139
Stewart J. (2019) Breathing life into biology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Stewart J., Gapenne O. & Di Paolo E. (eds.) (2010) Enaction: Towards a new paradigm for cognitive science. MIT Press, Cambridge MA. Reviewed in. http://constructivist.info/7/1/081
Varela F. J., Countinho A. & Stewart J. (1993) What is the immune network for? In: Stein W. D. & Varela F. J. (eds.) Thinking about biology: An invitation to current theoretical biology. Addison Wesley, Reading MA: 213–228. https://cepa.info/1978

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