Maturana - Epistimology LO12921
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 07:15:34 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO12913 --

In a message dated 97-03-17 22:25:54 EST, you write:

> >> Perception involves taking in data from the environment. What we "see" is
> >> a combination of at least 1. data received from the environment, 2.
> >> fundamental brain processing, 3. developed processes in the brain, as
> >> well as 4. the established thoughts we have about what is taking place.

Dear Group: Alfred Adler, MD, called this the "apperceptive schema" in
his theory called "Individual Psychology" (individuum = "that which cannot
be divided") and wrote about it in his book: Understanding Human Nature
published in 1926. I love many of Maturana's ideas but it is only fair to
say that I have understood many of them before as having been created by
Adler. Just for the record.

Warm regards, David

David L. Hanson, Ph.D.
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