Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 42)
it is a daring, incredible, provocative and confusing paintings. It calls for an intensive shift in perspective, a virtually paradoxical posture within which residing platforms are defined when it comes to what lies outdoor the area of descriptions. Professor Humberto Maturana, along with his colleague Francisco Varela, have undertaken the development of a scientific theoretical biology which makes an attempt to outline residing platforms now not as they're gadgets of commentary and outline, nor while in teracting platforms, yet as self-contained unities whose basically reference is to them selves. therefore, the perspective of description of such unities from the 'outside', i. e. , by means of an observer, already turns out to violate the basic requirement which Maturana and Varela posit for the characterization of such process- particularly, that they're self sustaining, self-referring and self-constructing closed platforms - in brief, autopoietic platforms of their phrases. but, at the foundation of the sort of conceptual technique, and one of these conception of dwelling platforms, Maturana is going directly to outline cognition as a organic phenomenon; as, in impression, the very nature of all residing platforms. And in this foundation, to generate the very domain names of interac tion between such structures which represent language, description and considering.