Francisco Varela

Francisco Varela
Francisco Varela
biologist; director of research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, and professor of cognitive science

The late FRANCISCO VARELA was a biologist; director of research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, and professor of cognitive science and epistemology at the École Polytechnique, in Paris; author of Principles of Biological Autonomy; coauthor with Humberto D. Maturana of Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living and The Tree of Knowledge, and with Evan Thompson and Eleanor Rosch of The Embodied Mind .

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