Category Archives: Structural coupling

Humberto Maturana’s view on the Theory of Evolution. From Autopoiesis to Natural drift metaphor

Today in the scientific circle Humberto Maturana is considered the creator of the so-called Santiago School of Biology (also known as Biology of Cognition). Biology of Cognition is a research programme seeking an explanation of the phenomenon of cognitive functions … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis, Structural Coupling and Cognition: A history of these and other notions in the Biology of Cognition

by Humberto Maturana. My intent in this essay is to reflect on the history of some biological notions such as autopoiesis, structural coupling, and cognition, that I have developed since the early 1960s as a result of my work on … Continue reading

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