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Autopoiesis and knowing: Reflections on Maturana's Biogenic Explanation of Cognition

@article{Lyon2004AutopoiesisAK,
  title={Autopoiesis and knowing: Reflections on Maturana's Biogenic Explanation of Cognition},
  author={P. Lyon},
  journal={Cybern. Hum. Knowing},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={21-46}
}
  • P. Lyon
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Cybern. Hum. Knowing
Maturana advanced the rst systematic explanation of cognition based solely on biological principles since Aristotle. This was a risky strategy to adopt, given the intellectual currents of his time. Had it been more inuential, the autopoietic theory of cognition might well have brought us much sooner to the trends currently at the forefront of the cognitive sciences, including dynamical systems, embodied and situated cognition, the emphasis on action and interaction, and other biologically… Expand
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