Francisco J. Varela

Francisco Javier Varela García (September 7, 1946 - May 28, 2001), was a Chilean biologist, philosopher and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life Institute to promote dialog between science and Buddhism.

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Varela, Francisco J. (1996): Neurophenomenology: A methodological remedy for the hard problem. In Journal of Consciousness Studies, 3 (4) pp. 330-349.

Maturana, Humberto R., Varela, Francisco J. (1991): Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living, D. Reidel Publishing Co,

Varela, Francisco J., Thompson, Evan, Rosch, Eleanor (1991): The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, MIT Press,