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By H.R. Maturana,F.J. Varela

this can be a daring, amazing, provocative and difficult paintings. It calls for a thorough shift in perspective, a nearly paradoxical posture within which dwelling platforms are defined by way of what lies open air the area of descriptions. Professor Humberto Maturana, together 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 statement and outline, nor whilst in­ teracting platforms, yet as self-contained unities whose basically reference is to them­ selves. hence, the viewpoint of description of such unities from the 'outside', i. e. , via 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 - briefly, autopoietic platforms of their phrases. but, at the foundation of this kind of conceptual strategy, and any such thought of residing platforms, Maturana is going directly to outline cognition as a organic phenomenon; as, in impact, the very nature of all dwelling platforms. And in this foundation, to generate the very domain names of interac­ tion between such platforms which represent language, description and thinking.

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