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

it is a daring, terrific, provocative and complicated paintings. It calls for a thorough shift in perspective, a nearly paradoxical posture within which dwelling structures are defined when it comes to what lies outdoor the area of descriptions. Professor Humberto Maturana, together with his colleague Francisco Varela, have undertaken the development of a scientific theoretical biology which makes an attempt to outline dwelling structures now not as they're items of commentary and outline, nor at the same time in­ teracting structures, yet as self-contained unities whose merely reference is to them­ selves. hence, the viewpoint of description of such unities from the 'outside', i. e. , by way of an observer, already turns out to violate the basic requirement which Maturana and Varela posit for the characterization of such approach- particularly, that they're self sufficient, self-referring and self-constructing closed platforms - briefly, autopoietic structures of their phrases. but, at the foundation of this sort of conceptual technique, and one of these idea of dwelling structures, Maturana is going directly to outline cognition as a organic phenomenon; as, in impact, the very nature of all residing platforms. 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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