This volume is grounded in a deep appreciation of the rich and cohesive constellation of ideas developed by Humberto Maturana which, taken as a whole, can be understood as a biocultural matrix of human understanding. As a way of thinking, these ideas comprise an epistemological shift that changes the way we regard 'reality' as we are compelled by his work to consider not only how we do what we do, but also how we know what we know.
The backgrounds of the contributing authors reveal how Maturana’s work resonates with a variety of domains that range from art to family therapy, from education to organizational life, and from biology to dialogue. At the same time, these authors offer transdisciplinary perspectives rooted in cybernetic understanding. The papers in this volume invite us to reflect on Maturana’s contributions to our ways of being in the world, and of constituting and living in the worlds we create.