Volume 18 · Number 3 · Pages 371–373
Does Structural Coupling meet Sympoiesis?

Jorge Soto-Andrade

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Open peer commentary on the article “Beyond Individual-Centred 4E Cognition: Systems Biology and Sympoiesis” by Mads Julian Dengsø & Michael David Kirchhoff. Abstract: While sharing the authors’ interest in a biologically grounded approach to cognition that does not privilege individual organisms, I argue that autopoietic enactivism à la Maturana and Varela may be up to the task via its key relational notion of structural coupling. I also wonder about unicellular cognition from the viewpoint of sympoiesis and reflect on the ouroboric nature of living beings as processes, which is rather implicit in the target article.


Soto-Andrade J. (2023) Does structural coupling meet sympoiesis? Constructivist Foundations 18(3): 371–373. https://constructivist.info/18/3/371

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