Constructivist Foundations 6 (3):388-392 (2011)

Problem: Starting with his personal experience the author pursues the question: How can we alter our way of living, sensoriality and reflective skills so that we can handle today’s information flows, which nowadays are so large that they create confusion and ineffective educational actions? Method: The approach to follow is called “parenthesism,” a practice based on Maturana’s theoretical frameworks of the “biology of cognition” and the “biology of love.” Results: One of the findings when a person lives in parenthesism is the ability to see their own dogmatism and stubbornness when that person would otherwise be blind to his/her own convictions. Implications: Many aspects of this essay, and this manner of thinking, are circular and tautological, and hence may appear illogical to the reader. However, the author claims that existence is not solely logical, and that in a complex matrix circular and recursive relationships are common, and that these can best be understood through circular and recursive logics. Furthermore the relevance of parenthesism for UNESCO’s view on learning paradigms is reviewed in this light
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,448
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Maturana Across the Disciplines.Pille Bunnell & Alexander Riegler - 2011 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (3):287-292.
Reflections on My Collaboration with Francisco Varela.H. R. Maturana - 2012 - Constructivist Foundations 7 (3):155-164.
The Bioethical Dimension of Maturana's Thought.R. Mascolo - 2011 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (3):370-380.
The Logic of Maturana's Biology.S. Imoto - 2011 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (3):325-333.
Maturana's Theory and Interpersonal Ethics.H. Gash - 2011 - Constructivist Foundations 6 (3):363-369.


Added to PP index

Total views
21 ( #512,198 of 2,446,171 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #148,576 of 2,446,171 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes