Author S. Franchi
Stefano Franchi is Associate Research Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University. He works on Twentieth century European philosophy and the history of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science. He is the editor (with Güven Güzeldere) of Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds (MIT Press 2005) and (with Francesco Bianchini) of The Search for a Theory of Cognition. (Rodopi 2011). He is completing a monograph on contemporary alternatives to Hegel’s theory of historical development, provisionally titled Play and Passivity.

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Foerster H. von, Franchi S., Guzeldere G. & Minch E. (1995) Interview with Heinz von Foerster. Stanford Humanities Review 4(2): 288–307. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2007) Blunting the Edge of Second-Order Cybernetics: The Heritage of Heinz von Foerster. Review of “An Unfinished Revolution?” edited by Albert Müller & Karl H. Müller. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 53–54. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2011) Radical Constructivism’s Tathandlung, Structure, and Geist. Constructivist Foundations 7(1): 17–20. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2013) Are Computers Digital? Should Constructivists Care?. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 17–19. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2013) Author’s Response: Is the Homeostat a Passive Machine? Is Life a Passive Phenomenon?. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 115–124. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2013) Homeostats for the 21st Century? Simulating Ashby Simulating the Brain. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 93–101. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2013) On Models, Simulations, and the Relevancy of Biochemistry to Cognitive Functions. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 141–142. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2015) Which Events is the World Made Of?. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 250–252. Fulltext at
Franchi S. (2016) General homeostasis, passive life, and the challenge to autonomy. In: Müller V. C. (ed.) Fundamental issues of artificial intelligence. Springer, Cham: 285–300. Fulltext at
Franchi S., Güzeldere G. & Minch E. (2005) From Vienna to California: A journey across disciplines. An interview with Heinz von Foerster. Kybernetes 34(1/2): 15–32. Fulltext at
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