Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 141–144
Potential Contributions to a Critical Cybernetics

Tom Scholte

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “In Maturana’s Wake: The Biology of Cognition’s Legacy and its Prospects” by Randall Whitaker. Abstract: I seek to build upon Whitaker’s progress in bringing insights from Maturana’s corpus to bear in consensual operational domains. By connecting Whitaker’s methods to the work of other cyberneticians and offering an approach to systemic racism as a “test-case,” it seeks to connect Whitaker’s work to an emergent critical cybernetics that shares similar concerns.

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Scholte T. (2022) Potential contributions to a critical cybernetics. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 141–144. https://constructivist.info/18/1/141

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