Author: Robert Drury King

Sierra Nevada College, USA
Short Bio
I am an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sierra Nevada College (NV, USA) and a research fellow with the Centre Leo Apostel at the Free University of Brussels. More recently, I am a member of the Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS) at the University of California, Riverside. I have also been a visiting scholar at Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy and at the University of Copenhagen's Saxo Institute, Humanities Division. My doctoral dissertation, "System Individuation in Differential and Dialectical Ontology: Deleuze, Hegel, and Systematic Thought," received the 2011 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Dissertation Award at Purdue University where I received my Ph.D. in philosophy. I publish in the fields of philosophy, systems theory, and political economy as well as their intersections. I have studied in the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University; the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Città di Castello, Italy; within the Unseld Lecture Series at the University of Tübingen, Germany; as a visiting fellow of the World Congress Summer School in Glasgow, Scotland with the Association for Social Economics; as a visiting scholar under the National Endowment for the Humanities' 2012 Summer Institute in Experimental Philosophy at the University of Arizona and in the National Humanities Center's Summer Institutes in Literary Studies at Research Triangle Park. I have received The American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grant to study the Norbert Wiener Papers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and I am an inaugural member of the London Graduate School's Summer Academy in Critical Humanities. Recently I was invited as a text seminar leader on Hegel’s Science of Logic at the Collegium Phaenomenologicum and had my work on the capital as a dissipative system featured as an Illuminations Lecture at Purdue University. This summer I will participate in the Economy and Society Summer School at Blackwater Castle in Cork, Ireland and Project Narrative Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. Soon I will also take up visiting scholar positions at the University of Nottingham's Center for the Study of Social and Global Justice and at the University of Andria-Alpa's Institute for Social Ecology.
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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King R. D. (2015) Does social systems theory need a general theory of autopoiesis? Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 183–185. http://constructivist.info/10/2/183
King R. D. (2014) What kind of autopoietic system, if any, can a perspective actually be? Constructivist Foundations 10(1): 85–87. http://constructivist.info/10/1/085

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