Author X. Y. Dávilaávila-x-y
Ximena Dávila Yáñez studied human and family relations, specializing in work relations at the Instituto Profesional Carlos Casanueva (IPCC). In 1998 she was a student of Humberto Maturana at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad de Chile, graduating under him in experimental epistemology. Following this theme over the last eleven years, she has developed her vision of the biological-cultural nature of humanness as a foundation of all that we human beings do as languaging reflective beings, which she calls “unitary epistemology.” She has worked for various companies as well as for the Chilean government. In particular, her preoccupation in the domain of human relations has been to understand how relational pain and suffering arises and how a person can come out of it. Following this path and based on the comprehension of the biology of cognition and biology of loving, she has developed the understanding and praxis of liberating conversations. In 2000, together with Maturana, she founded the Instituto Matríztico, now Escuela Matríztica de Santiago, as a center of research and reflection on the biological-cultural nature of humanness. There she works as researcher and as a professor.

Publications Found: 12 · Show All Abstracts

Dávila X. Y. (2011) Liberating Conversations. Constructivist Foundations 6(3): 381–387. Fulltext at
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2007) La gran oportunidad: Fin de la psiquis del liderazgo en el surgimiento de la psiquis de la gerencia co-inspirativa. Gestión Pública: Revista Chilena de Administración Pública 10: 101–124. Fulltext at
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2008) Habitar humano: En seis ensayos de biología-cultural. Edited by Juan Carlos Sáez. Santiago. Fulltext at
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2009) Habitar humano: Em seis ensaios de biología cultural. Ed. Palas Atenas, Brasil.
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2009) Hacia una era post posmoderna en las comunidades educativas [Towards a post-postmodern era in educational communities]. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación 49: 135–161. Fulltext at
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2013) Systemic and meta-systemic laws. ACM Interactions 20(3): 76–79. Fulltext at
Dávila X. Y. & Maturana H. R. (2015) Reflexiones biológico-filosóficas: Los mundos de nuestro vivir biológico-cultural [Biological-philosophical reflections: The worlds of our cultural-biological manner of living]. Boletín Museo Nacional de Historia Natural 64: 81–99. Fulltext at
Maturana H. R. & Dávila X. Y. (2003) Biología del tao o el camino del amar [Biology of the tao or the path of love]. Revista Philosophica 26: 125–144. Fulltext at
Maturana H. R. & Dávila X. Y. (2006) Desde la matriz biológica de la existencia humana (Biología del conocer y biología del amar). Revista PRELAC, Los Sentidos de la Educación Proyecto Regional de Educación para América Latina y el Caribe. 2: 30–39. Fulltext at
Maturana H. R. & Dávila X. Y. (2006) Education as viewed from the biological matrix of existence. PRELAC Journal 2: 30–39. Fulltext at
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