The New Creatures of Difference: A Look at the Concept of Repetition Within Dissipative Systems Theory

  • Robert Drury King Sierra Nevada College and Centre Leo Apostel, Free University of Brussels

Abstract


Repetition is a major theme in contemporary thought, aligned more with difference and monstrosity than similarity and banality. This paper examines the logic of repetition through its deployment as a critique of the Western philosophical tradition’s understanding of time as temporal succession and examines the development of new concepts of repetition in dissipative systems theory and evolutionary thinking.

Author Information

Robert Drury King, Sierra Nevada College and Centre Leo Apostel, Free University of Brussels
Robert Drury King is assistant professor at Sierra Nevada College (Nevada, USA) and research fellow with Centre Leo Apostel, Free University of Brussels. His dissertation won the 2011 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Dissertation Award at Purdue University, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy. Robert has received grants for his work from the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) and the National Humanities Center (USA).
Published
12-Dec-2012
How to Cite
King, R. (2012, December 12). The New Creatures of Difference: A Look at the Concept of Repetition Within Dissipative Systems Theory. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (15), 1 - 14. Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/526
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Guest Articles