Steps In The Construction Of “Others” And “Reality”: A Study In Self-Regulation

  • Ernst von Glasersfeld


The author advocates a change of perspective concerning the concept of knowledge. He suggests that the experiential reality in which we live and in which our sciences operate is the result of a self-regulating organism’s construction and should not be confounded with the ontological reality that philosophers have vainly searched for throughout the history of Western epistemology. The notion of viability gives a new slant to an instrumentalist theory of knowledge that serves as a basis for the cognitive construction of Others and may ultimately provide a starting-point for the development of a constructivist ethics.


Experiential Reality Constructivist Theory Categorical Imperative Experiential World Semiotic System 
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