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The material in this booklet may be reproduced under Collective Commons. The booklet may be found in electronic format with live links at The American Society for Cybernetics offers this small book to Stuart A. Umpleby as a tribute to mark the year of his 70th birthday.
One of the fundamental notions offered by Humberto Maturana is that of the ontology of observing, in which the notion of (objectivity), or objectivity-in-parentheses is presented. This, in my view is not a singular notion, rather it is a matrix of coherent ideas that he often presents in a figure (Fig. 1) that he himself considers the equivalent, in the… (More)