Volume 10 · Number 1 · Pages 85–87
What Kind of Autopoietic System, If Any, Can a Perspective Actually Be?

Robert Drury King

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Open peer commentary on the article “Second-Order Science of Interdisciplinary Research: A Polyocular Framework for Wicked Problems” by Hugo F. Alrøe & Egon Noe. Upshot: The authors propose that a perspective is an autopoietic system. This commentary challenges the feasibility of this claim by pointing out the conceptual difficulties associated with such a proposal. But even granting that a perspective is, or can be, an autopoietic system, what sort of autopoietic system might best ground the authors’ concept of perspective? This last question is also pursued here.


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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