Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 059–063
Stories Explaining Meaning

Sergio Rodríguez Gómez

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Maturanian Turn: Good Prospects for the Language Sciences” by Alexander V. Kravchenko. Abstract: I pose three general questions to the target article: (a) How radical should the explanatory models of the prospective Maturanian turn be? To address this, I propose a recurrential, narrative approach focused on observing the history of meaning grounding of an agent and then explaining such history by creating a story. (b) Should this turn also avoid human exceptionalism and, instead, understand language as part of a bigger systemic structure of agents’ ways of sense-making and action? (c) What is the place of the latter theories of education proposed by Maturana, particularly the concept of emotioning, in the prospective turn?


Rodríguez Gómez S. (2022) Stories explaining meaning. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 059–063. https://constructivist.info/18/1/059

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