- Dear Prof. Dr. von Glasersfeld,
I am writing a doctor thesis at the Vienna
University of Business
Administration and Economics (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien). In this
context I am collection some details on your biography. As I could find
information on the following topics, I am wondering whether you could
be so kind and give me some details directly?
a) Birthday: I found only your year of birth (1917?) but not the
actual day. I know this is a very private detail, but could you be so
kind and state it to me?
b) Place of Birth: You were born in Munich
(München). Is this correct?
c) Citizenship: You are an Austrian-American
citizen. Is this correct?
d) Profession: You are a philosopher,
communication scientist and psychotherapist. Is this
e) Greatest achievement: You are the originator (together
with Heinz von Foerster?)
of the concept of Radical Constructivism. Is this
I would like to thank you for your answers in advance.
- Dear Mr. Hemeier,
a) Born in 1917, the day is nobody's business;
b) in Munich
c) born Austrian, turned into Czech when that
country was created in
1918, US citizen since 1974;
d) psychologist with main interest in
theory of knowledge and language;
e) coined the term Radical
Constructivism for a theory of knowing modernized by
Heinz von Foerster