Lacan and Maturana: Constructivist Origins for a 3rd order Cybernetics

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Title: Lacan and Maturana: Constructivist Origins for a 3rd order Cybernetics
Year: 1992
Authors: Boxer, P. Kenny, V.

We examine some difficulties in the use made of second-order cybernetics, and the absence within radical constructivism of a theory of the subject. We introduce Lacan's approach to the subject particularly in the structure of discourse. We consider the implications this conception has both in the need for a third order cybernetics, and for a formulation of an ethics based on calling into question the subject's relation to this third order as it manifests itself in transference.

Keywords: observer, subject, love, desire
Language: English

Journal: Communication and Cognition
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
Start page: 73
End page: 100
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Philip Boxer
Boxer Research Ltd

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