The Homepage of Ernst von Glasersfeld


The Ernst-von-Glasersfeld-Archive was inaugurated on 22 March 2013. It provides material from the literary estate and focusses also on his private life.

The Commemorative Issue for Ernst von Glasersfeld edited by Hugh Gash & Alexander Riegler was published in Constructivist Foundations 6(2), 2011. It contains articles and reminiscences written by Edith K. Ackermann, Nadine Bednarz, Giulio Benedetti, Marco C. Bettoni, Paul Braffort, Paul A. Cobb, Jere Confrey, Jacques Désautels, George E. Forman, Hugh Gash, Ernst von Glasersfeld, Andrea Haller, Peter M. Hejl, Christiane M. Herr, Thomas Himmelfreundpointner, Eva Hiptmair, Theo Hug, Vincent Kenny, Jehane Kuhn, Marie Larochelle, Richard Michod, Jean-Louis Le Moigne, Karl H. Müller, Pino Parini, Jérôme Proulx, Jonathan D. Raskin, Alexander Riegler, Paul S. Silverman, Leslie P. Steffe, and Michael Tomasello.

The Festschrift for Ernst von Glasersfeld celebrating his 90th birthday edited by Ranulph Glanville and Alexander Riegler was published in Constructivist Foundations 2(2–3), 2007. It contains articles written by Felice Accame, Renzo Beltrame, Marco C. Bettoni, Paul Braffort, Jacques Désautels, Dewey Dykstra Jr., Ranulph Glanville, Theo Hug, Vincent Kenny, Marie Larochelle, Jack Lochhead, Herbert F. J. Müller, Ana Pasztor, Markus F. Peschl, Andreas Quale, Laurence D. Richards, Alexander Riegler, Duane M. Rumbaugh, Gebhard Rusch, Siegfried J. Schmidt, Bernard Scott, Leslie P. Steffe, Stuart Umpleby, and Reinhard Voß.

ABC of Radical Constructivism -- ABC des Radikalen Konstruktivismus: This website in English and German language presents quotes from Ernst von Glasersfeld’s publications, from “accommodation” to “viability”, from “Abstraktion” to “Zirkularität.”

The Ernst von Glasersfeld page at the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides a biographical sketch, a list of publications, and some full text papers, maintained by Ian Beatty. Note that the list and its numbering is slightly outdated.

Constructing Communication: Interview with Ernst von Glasersfeld conducted by Andrea Pitasi.

On Ask von Glasersfeld, maintained by Vincent Kenny, Ernst von Glasersfeld provides answers to many questions posed by his readers.

The article Key contributors: Ernst von Glasersfeld's radical constructivism by Kenneth Tobin reviews the significance of the contributions of Ernst von Glasersfeld to research in science education, especially through his theoretical contributions on radical constructivism. (The original publication is available at and here. With kind permission of Springer.)

The Radical Constructivism Portal is collection of articles, books, and other material related to radical constructivism with emphasis on Ernst von Glasersfeld's theory.