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Reality – The Search for Objectivity or the Quest for a Compelling Argument

Humberto Maturana. I claim that the most central question that humanity faces today is the question of reality. And I claim that this is so, regardless of whether we are aware of it or not, because every thing that we … Continue reading

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Ontology of Observing – The Biological Foundations of Self-Consciousness and of the Physical Domain of Existence

Humberto Maturana. My purpose in this essay is to explain cognition as a biological phenomenon, and to show, in the process, how language arises and gives origin to self-consciousness, revealing the ontological foundations of the physical domain of existence as … Continue reading

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The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding

Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela. The book that you hold in your hands is not just another introduction to the biology of cognition. It is a complete outline for an alternative view of the biological roots of understanding. From the … Continue reading

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Maturana’s Biology and Some Possible Implications for Education

Maturana is a biologist. He makes it very clear that he speaks and writes only as a biologist. Others may apply his work to other spheres; however he himself does not. This paper is based on notes taken during a … Continue reading

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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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