“Nemo psychologus nisi physiologus”

  • Giampiero Arciero
  • Guido Bondolfi
  • Viridiana Mazzola


A detailed analysis of the conceptual developments of cybernetics is provided down to the contemporary neurosciences (in particular neurophenomenology) and psychologies that stem from them. The chapter then touches upon the debate between the easy and the hard problem that monopolized the attention of scientists, philosophers, researchers, and thinkers in the late twentieth century, especially focusing on the limits of the deconstructive criticism delivered by Varela’s suggested way of approaching this dialectic.


Neurophenomenology Narrativist approach Easy problem Hard problem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giampiero Arciero
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guido Bondolfi
    • 2
  • Viridiana Mazzola
    • 3
  1. 1.IPRARomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospital of Geneva, Department of PsychiatryGenèveSwitzerland
  3. 3.Liaison Psychiatry, Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospital of Geneva, Department of PsychiatryGenèveSwitzerland

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