Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 144–147
Five Questions about Humberto Maturana’s Way of Seeing and Explaining our Human Living

Sebastián Gaggero

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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: Maturana’s body of understanding is an epistemological shift that can only be experienced as a profound transformation as a result of letting go of the assumption of an observer-independent reality. This imposes some restrictions to the formalization of it. I share reflections and questions to set the distinctions of certain critical elements that could compromise Maturana’s proposal.

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Gaggero S. (2022) Five questions about Humberto Maturana’s way of seeing and explaining our human living. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 144–147. https://constructivist.info/18/1/144

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