Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 012–015
Integrating Autopoiesis into a Scientific Account of Embodiment

Fred Cummins

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Organization of the Living: Maturana’s Key Insights” by Fritjof Capra. Abstract: Maturana’s radically innovative concept of autopoiesis can, and should, trouble existing accounts of embodied cognition. Just how this concept can be further developed is still uncertain, as witnessed by ongoing confusion in the literature on embodied cognition, with its uncomfortable vacillation between describing embodied beings as humans, organisms, animals, or systems.


Cummins F. (2022) Integrating autopoiesis into a scientific account of embodiment. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 012–015. https://constructivist.info/18/1/012

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