Every decade or so I have to write a history of science paper to keep up pretenses of being an historian and philosopher of science. So, this issue includes my efforts. Now I can rest until 2020.
There are some very interesting articles I'm personally very interested in reading. They are available for free download here until December 16, 2012.
Thanks much to Tara Abraham for inviting me to participate in this special issue.
McCulloch's work on cybernetics should be of interest to embodied/extended folks because it presents a way of thinking about closed causal loops that does not make of them what many embodied/extended folks wish to make of them. History provides some insight into alternative ways of thinking. Not that that is the only use of history, but it is a use that non-historians might have.