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Ernst von Glasersfeld is a proponent of radical constructivism and is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, Research Associate at the Scientific Reasoning Research Institute, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, American Society of Cybernetics, from which he received the McCulloch Memorial Award in 1991; and a Member of the Scientific Board, Instituto Piaget, Lisbon.

Von Glasersfeld is a philosopher and cybernetician and spent large parts of his life in Ireland (1940s), in Italy (1950s) and the USA]] (as of 2006).

Elaborating upon Giambattista Vico, Jean Piaget’s genetic epistemology, George Berkeley’s theory of perception, James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and other important texts, von Glasersfeld developed his model of Radical Constructivism - which is an ethos shared by all of these writers to one degree or another.

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