Humberto Maturana [cl]
Humberto Romesín Maturana was born in Santiago de Chile in 1928. He is a neuro-biologist and philosopher. Together with Francisco J. Varela he is one of the initiators of radical contructivism and the inventor of the concept of autopoiesis. 1979 he published his book "Autopoiesis and Cognition". Maturana lives in his birth town Santiago de Chile where he is in charge of the Instituto Matriztico together with Prof. Davila. His publications bear witness of his interdisciplinary work in the fields of biology, philosophy, psychology and social studies.