Chilean School


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 NEWOntology 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».