Francisco Varela Quotes


The cybernetics phase of cognitive science produced an amazing array of concrete results in addition to its long-term (often underground) influence

I'm a biologist who has been interested in the biological roots of cognitive phenomena

As Buddhist teachers often point out knowledge in the sense of prajña is not knowledge about anything. There is no abstract knower of an experience that is separate from the experience itself.

When a living system is suffering from ill health the remedy is found by connecting with more of itself.

The relations that define a system as a unity and determine the dynamics of interaction and transformations which it may undergo as such a unity constitute the organization of the machine.