Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 137–139
From Within, or the Domain of Design Practice

Claudia Westermann

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Open peer commentary on the article “In Maturana’s Wake: The Biology of Cognition’s Legacy and its Prospects” by Randall Whitaker. Abstract: Engaging with biology of cognition is a form of practice rather than application. In the context of design, biology of cognition can be conceived of as initiating an educational process that supports agents to act “from within” rather than “from without.”


Westermann C. (2022) From within, or the domain of design practice. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 137–139. https://constructivist.info/18/1/137

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