Held B. S. & Pols E. (1987) Dell on Maturana: A real foundation for family therapy? Psychotherapy 24: 455–461. https://cepa.info/5322
Dell on Maturana: A real foundation for family therapy?
Psychotherapy 24: 455–461.
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Comments on the attempt of P. F. Dell [Understanding Bateson and Maturana: Toward a biological foundation for the social sciences] to clear up the confusion generated by the term epistemology. The present authors maintain that the major problem is the contradiction of insisting that there is no independent reality available to the knower, and that the world operates by way of circular causality. H. R. Maturana’s (unpublished manuscript) doctrine of structure determinism is discussed.