Regulatory constructivism: On the relation between evolutionary epistemology and Piaget's genetic epistemology [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):197-244 (1994)
It is argued that fundamental to Piaget''s life works is a biologically based naturalism in which the living world is a nested complex of self-regulating, self-organising (constructing) adaptive systems. A structuralist-rationalist overlay on this core position is distinguished and it is shown how it may be excised without significant loss of content or insight. A new and richer conception of the nature of Piaget''s genetic epistemology emerges, one which enjoys rich interrelationships with evolutionary epistemology. These are explored and it is shown how a regulatory systems evolutionary epistemology may be embedded within genetic epistemology.
Keywords Piaget  genetic epistemology  evolutionary epistemology  regulation  self-organisation  naturalism
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DOI 10.1007/BF00857932
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Jean Piaget (1970). Genetic Epistemology. New York,Columbia University Press.
Stephen Edelston Toulmin (1972). Human Understanding. Princeton, N.J.,Princeton University Press.

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Cliff Hooker (2013). Georg Simmel and Naturalist Interactivist Epistemology of Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):311-317.

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