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Volume 18, Number 1
December 2022

Special Issue “Humberto Maturana’s Impact on Science and Philosophy: A Plurality of Perspectives”, edited by Alexander Riegler & Pille Bunnell

Cover Art: was created by Midjourney with the keywords «abstract, tree of knowledge, many ramifications, plurality, light colors, asymmetric»

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Editorial

A Plurality of Perspectives: Maturana’s Impact on Science and Philosophy

Pille Bunnell & Alexander Riegler

Target Article

The Organization of the Living: Maturana’s Key Insights

Fritjof Capra

Open Peer Commentaries

Integrating Autopoiesis into a Scientific Account of Embodiment

Fred Cummins

A Radical Epistemological Severance

Vincent Kenny

When Studying the Mind, What Domain Is Being Investigated?

Urban Kordeš

Reflections on Autopoiesis, the Signature of Life

Pier Luigi Luisi

Maturana’s Ontology of the Observer and Cultural Biology: Understanding the Organization of Living

Alejandro Ochoa-Arias, Bruno Jerardino-Wiesenborn & Alberto Paucar-Caceres

The Concepts of Mind and Cognition in the Autopoietic Theory

Mario Villalobos

Author’s Response: Further Reflections on Maturana’s Key Insights

Fritjof Capra

Target Article

The Maturanian Turn: Good Prospects for the Language Sciences

Alexander V. Kravchenko

Open Peer Commentaries

Good News for the Language Sciences

Aaron Braver

Twists and Turns: Ahead of or Behind the Curve?

Chris Sinha

Maturana and Wittgenstein: Resisting Assimilation Together

Vincent Kenny

Turning Language-Science Prospects into Science

Ekaterina Sangati

Maturana on Language Origins and Human Sociality

Vincenzo Raimondi

Languaging in an Enlanguaged World

Stephen John Cowley & Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen

Considering Observation

Mariaelena Bartesaghi

Stories Explaining Meaning

Sergio Rodríguez Gómez

Author’s Response: Towards a Paradigm Change in Language Studies

Alexander V. Kravchenko

Target Article

Maturanian Observer-Dependent Immunology

Nelson Monteiro Vaz

Open Peer Commentaries

Paradigmatic Shift in Immunology: Implications for Medicine, Pathophysiology and Public Health Policies

Vitor Pordeus

What Components Contribute to the Immune System?

Roger John Booth

The Distinctions We Make as Observers Affect Theory Adequacy

Alexander V. Kravchenko

Immunoglobulins and Antibodies: Conceptual Projections All the Way Down

Bartlomiej Swiatczak

Nelson Monteiro Vaz’s Contributions to Immunology

Luiz Antônio Botelho Andrade

Author’s Response: Further Reflections on the Language of Immunology

Nelson Monteiro Vaz

Target Article

Natural Drift: A Minimal Theory with Maximal Consequences

Jorge Mpodozis

Open Peer Commentaries

Natural Drift: New Foundations for Understanding Evolution

Alexander O. Vargas

Darwinian and Autopoietic Views of the Organism

Walter Veit & Heather Browning

Revisioning Planetary EmergencE/Y Through the Lens of Natural Drift

Jason Young

What is Special about Natural Drift as an Organism-Centered View of Evolution

Arantza Etxeberria & David Cortés-García

Autopoiesis: A Concept With Even More Far-Reaching Consequences for Evolutionary Theory

Jörg Räwel

Is Natural Drift a Mechanism?

Sergio Rubin

Author’s Response: On Machines and Natural Drifts

Jorge Mpodozis

Target Article

In Maturana’s Wake: The Biology of Cognition’s Legacy and its Prospects

Randall Whitaker

Open Peer Commentaries

Using Social Media to Take Maturana’s Biology of Cognition Into the Mainstream

Philip Baron

On Pedagogical Tactics when Applying Maturana’s Biology of Cognition

Hugo Urrestarazu

From Within, or the Domain of Design Practice

Claudia Westermann

Educing the Social from the Biology of Cognition

Hugh Gash

Potential Contributions to a Critical Cybernetics

Tom Scholte

Five Questions about Humberto Maturana’s Way of Seeing and Explaining our Human Living

Sebastián Gaggero

Author’s Response: In the Wake of “In Maturana’s Wake”

Randall Whitaker