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

this can be a daring, terrific, provocative and difficult paintings. It calls for a thorough shift in point of view, a virtually paradoxical posture within which residing platforms are defined when it comes to what lies outdoors 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 dwelling structures no longer as they're items of statement and outline, nor while in­ teracting platforms, yet as self-contained unities whose merely reference is to them­ selves. therefore, the point of view 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- specifically, that they're self sustaining, self-referring and self-constructing closed platforms - in brief, autopoietic structures of their phrases. but, at the foundation of this type of conceptual strategy, and this sort of idea of dwelling structures, Maturana is going directly to outline cognition as a organic phenomenon; as, in impact, the very nature of all dwelling structures. 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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