Bateson, G. (1987). Men are grass: Metaphor and the world of mental process. In W. Thompson (Ed.), Gaia: A way of knowing. (pp. 37-47). Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press.
Maturana H. & Varela, F. (1980) Autopoesis and cognition: The realization of the living. (Boston: D. Reidel. [This is a difficult read, and not recommended until after The Embodied Mind and Tree of Knowledge have been read.]
Maturana, H. & Varela, F. (1992). The Tree of Knowledge: The biological roots of human understanding. (revised edition) Boston & London: Shamabala. (Originally published in 1987 by New Science Library, Boston.) [Perhaps the best first book to read on enactivism]
Maturana, H. (1987). Everything said is said by an observer. In W. Thompson (Ed.), Gaia: A way of knowing. (pp. 65-82). Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press.
Varela, F. (1987). Laying down a path in walking. In W. Thompson (Ed.), Gaia: A way of knowing. (pp. 48-64). Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press.
Varela, F., Thompson, E., & Rosch, E. (1991).
embodied mind: Cognitive science and human experience. Cambridge MA:
MIT Press. [Another possible first book to read, but I think Tree of Knowledge
Bruner, J. (1990). Acts of meaning. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.
Holland, J., Holyoak, K., Nisbett, R., & Thagard, R. (1986). Induction: Processes of inference, learning, and discovery. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Johnson, M. (1987). The body in the mind: The bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980) Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lakoff, G. (1987) Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Lakoff, G. (1988) Cognitive semantics. In Meaning and Mental Representations, U. Eco et al. (Eds.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press
Piaget's later work. [Varela seems not to make the distinction we do between constructivism and enactivism]
Merleau-Ponty, M. (1962) Phenomenology of perception. Trans. Colin Smith. London: Rouledge & Kegan Paul. [Some claim that Merleau-Ponty is way ahead of us on enactivism]
Davis, B. (1993). Towards an ecological view of mathematics education. Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Ottawa. [This is Brent Davis, a former student here, whose ecological approach, based on enactivism a nd especially Bateson's work, is an important contribution to MathEd. His dissertation contains these ideas at more length.]
Kauffman, S. (1993). The origins of order: Self-organization and selection in evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Some (like me) claim that complexity is the mathematics of enactivism. This is the most mathematical o f the recent works on complexity, and deals with the co-emergence of higher order behaviors in co-evolving organisms.]
Kieren, T., Gordon-Calvert, L., Reid, D. & Simmt, E.(1995). An enactivist research approach to mathematical activity: Understanding, reasoning, and beliefs. Paper presented at the meeting of the Ame rican Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
Minsky, M. (1986) Society of Mind. New York: Simon & Shuster. [Varela divides CogSci into cognitivsm, emergent models, and enactivism. Minsky is a key author on emergent models.]
Vygotsky, L. (1986) Thought and Language. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
Waldrop, M. (1992). Complexity: The emerging science at the edge of order and chaos. New York: Touchstone.
Wittgenstein, L. (1958). Philosophical investigations.
E. M. Anscombe, Trans.). Oxford: Basil Blackwell. [Wittgenstein seems to
me to have figured out enactivism a while ago.]
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