Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 026–027
The Concepts of Mind and Cognition in the Autopoietic Theory

Mario Villalobos

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Organization of the Living: Maturana’s Key Insights” by Fritjof Capra. Abstract: In contrast to Capra’s interpretation of Maturana’s work, I argue that the autopoietic theory does not establish an intrinsic, necessary link between life and cognitive/mental phenomena, and that given its functionalist approach, the theory helps very little to overcome the Cartesian division between mind and body.


Villalobos M. (2022) The concepts of mind and cognition in the autopoietic theory. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 026–027. https://constructivist.info/18/1/026

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