Library

This systems library highlights the work of Humberto Maturana, Ximena Davila and others.

1914

On scientific philosophy

Bertrand Russell
1915

Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy

Bertrand Russell
1936

Holism and Evolution

Smuts, J.
1939

Who Shall Survive?

JL Moreno
1941

Foundations of Sociometry

JL Moreno
1950

Lecture 1: The Biologist’s Approach to Man

John Zachary Young

Brains as Machines

John Zachary Young

Lecture 3: The Human Calculating Machine

John Zachary Young

Lecture 4: The Establishment of Certainty

John Zachary Young

Lecture 5: How We Learn to Communicate

John Zachary Young

Lecture 6: The Changing Symbols of Science

John Zachary Young

Lecture 7: The Mechanistic Interpretation of Nature

John Zachary Young

Lecture 8: Made in What Image?

John Zachary Young
1953

From “Preludes to My Autobiography”

JL Moreno
1956

The Eye and the Brain

R.W. Sperry
1959

What the Frog’s Eyes Tell the Frog’s Brain

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1963

Directional Movement and Horizontal Edge Detectors in the Pigeon Retina

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Interview

JL Moreno
1965

Octopus Optic Responses

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Synaptic connections of the centrifugal fibers in the pigeon retina

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1970

Time courses of excitation and inhibition in retinal ganglion cells

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Biology of Cognition

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1972

Mechanism and biological explanation

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1974

Cognitive Strategies

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1975

The Organization of the Living: A Theory of the Living Organization

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1978

Cognition

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Biology of Language: The Epistemology of Reality

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1980

Autopoiesis and Cognition: Realization of the Living

Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela
1982

Color-Opponent Responses in the Avian Lateral Geniculate: A Study in the Quail (Coturnixcoturnixjaponica)

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

Color-opponent responses in the avian lateral geniculate: a study in the quail

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1984

Regional specialization of the quail retina: ganglion cell density and oil droplet distribution

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1985

Comment by Humberto R. Maturana: The mind is not in the head

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1988

Reality: The Search for Objectivity or the Quest for a Compelling Argument

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Ontology of Observing: The Biological Foundations of Self-Consciousness and of the Physical Domain of Existence

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1990

Science and Daily Life: The Ontology of Scientific Explanations

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1996

Biology of Love

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1997

Metadesign

Humberto Maturana Romesín
1998

Biosphere, Homosphere, and Robosphere: what has that to do with Business?

Humberto Maturana Romesin & Pille Bunnell

Future to be determined

Humberto Maturana and Heinz von Foerster

The Matrix that Embeds

Humberto Maturana and Heinz von Foerster

Truth and Trust

Humberto Maturana and Heinz von Foerster
1999

Personal Development: The Key to Change Acceleration in Global Operations

Steve Jewell-Larsen & Dennis Sandow
2000

The Effectiveness of Mathematical Formalisms

Humberto Maturana Romesín

The origin of species by means of natural drift

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2002

Autopoiesis, structural coupling and cognition: A history of these and other notions in the biology of cognition

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2004

Work, Stress and Health: The Whitehall II study

Dr Jane E. Ferrie
2005

The Nature of Social Collaboration

Dennis Sandow and Anne Murray Allen

The origin and conservation of self-consciousness: reflections on four questions by Heinz von Foerster

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2006

Education as viewed from the biological matrix of human existence

Humberto Maturana Romesín & Ximena Yáñez Dávila

Self-consciousness: How? When? Where?

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2008

Anticipation and Self-consciousness Are these Functions of the Brain?

Humberto Maturana Romesín

The Biological Foundations of Virtual Realities and Their Implications for Human Existence

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Comments on the Occasion of this Award

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2009

Interview by Ward Mailliard

Humberto Maturana Romesín & Ximena Yáñez Dávila
2011

Liberating Conversations

Ximena Yáñez Dávila

Origins

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Influence vs Control

Humberto Maturana Romesín & Ximena Yáñez Dávila

Dignity and Responsibility

Humberto Maturana Romesín & Ximena Yáñez Dávila
2012

Reflections on My Collaboration with Francisco Varela

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2014

Understanding Social Systems?

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2015

What is sociology?

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Natural Evolutionary Drift

Humberto Maturana Romesín
2017

Diseases: loss of Inner Harmonies?

Humberto Maturana Romesín

Anticipation and Self-consciousness Are these Functions of the Brain?

Humberto Maturana Romesín

The Lawyer, the Addict

Eilene Zimmerman

Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers

Yuki Noguchi