Chilean School of
Biology of Cognition

The Unofficial Web Page of
Humberto Maturana

Santiago de Chile
Edited by Alfredo Ruiz
Welcome to the web page of the Chilean School of Biology of Cognition. This page is devoted to studying and communicating developments in theory, research and practice of the Biological Theory of Cognition of Dr. Humberto Maturana.
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Photgraphies of Humberto Maturana, Alfredo Ruiz and Vittorio Guidano at Laboratorio Biología del Conocer of Facultad de Ciencias of Universidad de Chile.
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Visit official site of Dr. Maturana: Instituto de Formación Matríztica

Metadesign by Humberto Maturana NEW

Ontology of Observing by Humberto Maturana 

The Contribution of Humberto Maturana to the
Sciences of Complexity and Psychology by Alfredo Ruiz 
(Próximamente en español) 

The Nature of Time by Humberto Maturana 
The first web edition of this article of November 27, 1995 

But ... What is the Biology of Cognition?
In the scientific community and in the people in general, the Biology of Cognition is identified with Humberto Maturana. Therefore, I made the following question directly to him. 

A.R.: Humberto, what is the Biology of Cognition? 

H. Maturana: "The Biology of Cognition is an explanatory proposition that attemps to show how human cognitive processes arise from the operation of human beings as living systems. As much, The Biology of Cognition entails reflexions oriented to understand living systems, their evolutionary history, language as a biological phenomenon, the nature of explanations, and the origin of humaness. As a reflection on how we do what we do as observers it is a study in the epistemology of knowledge. But, and at the same time as a reflection on how we exist in language as languaging beings, it is a study on human relations". 


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