Episode 55 | Dr. Richard Thiessen on Constructivism’s Beginnings

Dr. Thiessen joins Chris in the studio they talk more about the Biological underpinnings of the theory. Both Jean Piaget, and Humberto Maturana come at the ideas within Constructivism after earning doctoral degrees in biology. We talk about some connections to neuro and cognitive sciences, finally ending with some allusions to an evocative object Richard used in his Colloquium talk on this subject. There is nothing inherently epistemological within the Reuleaux Triangle; but the process he went through to come to understand this object, his interactions with it, and his own prior knowledge that he brought to bear in exploring it are.


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